History and Political Science

History and Political Science

See Program Requirements Our History program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse and complex forces at play in constructing our modern world.  We offer both a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Secondary Education-Social Studies, as well as several minors. Our outstanding faculty is comprised both of committed teachers and nationally-recognized researchers whose broad expertise allows students to gain an understanding of American, European, and non-Western history. Our courses not only give students a comprehension of past events, but also help them to analyze and critique complex and multifaceted evidence, to identify bias in contemporary and historical sources, and to understand the construction of historical narrative itself. Such skills enable our graduates to pursue a variety of careers that require sophisticated research and analytic skills, critical thought, and the ability to present well-written arguments.

  • Zombies in the Classroom

    Zombies in the Classroom

    Zombies and History? Absolutely! In one of our online classes, we take a historical look at America’s obsession with zombies. (Illustration by Amanda Johnston)

  • Bringing History to Life

    Bringing History to Life

    We’ve used living history talks as a way to look at the birth of our nation in new ways, like when “Alexander Hamilton” was portrayed to discuss the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

  • Reacting to the Past

    Reacting to the Past

    History gets very real in some of our classes as students research and act out historical roles set during critical times in history.

  • Partnering with the Community

    Partnering with the Community

    From working with middle schoolers on a medieval faire to helping a local author research a book on local history, our Program finds lots of ways for our students to get involved.

Program Requirements

Contact Us

Kimberly Sebold
402 Normal Hall
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (207) 768-9721