Three history students wearing gloves exam documents in a museum

Undergraduate Programs

With a bachelor's degree in history or philosophy, you will have the critical thinking skills and historical knowledge that can lead you to careers in teaching, government service, public history, pre-law training, broad business opportunities, journalism, and archival positions. If you choose a degree in political science, you'll learn about the dynamics that shape global business, trade, and cooperation and increase your value for careers in government, business, and numerous international organizations. Choose from our large variety of campus student organizations to gain leadership experience.

History, BA

History Honors Program

Philosophy, BA

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Track, BA

Political Science, BA

Political Science, Homeland Security, BA

Political Science/International Studies, BA

Political Science/Pre-Law Track, BA

Social Studies Education/History Track, BSEd


Certificate in Public History

Certificate in Digital History


Homeland Security Minor

International Studies Minor

Political Science Minor

Pre-Law Minor

Philosophy Minor

Religious Studies Minor

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Graduate Programs

Raise your game with an advanced master's degree in public affairs. This graduate program provides an interdisciplinary education that focuses on policy analysis, administrative management, and budgeting. With this degree, you can move forward toward a doctoral degree or share your expertise with government agencies and businesses with a global reach.

Public Affairs, MA

The IUP Story: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from Normal School to University, by professor emeritus of history Charles Cashdollar '65, is available for purchase. Learn more about the new book and place an order online.


Scholarships (Department Awards)

Information on History Department scholarships

History Happy Hour

Join department faculty and fellow students at our History Happy Hour. It happens every Wednesday from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.!


Yan Presents "Uncontainable Incommensurability" at Lund University

Leo Yan, of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, presented a paper titled "Uncontainable Incommensurability" at the Value Incommensurability Workshop, held at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, May 25–26, 2023.

2023 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department congratulates the winners of the 2023 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest.

Philosophy Majors Present at 2023 Scholars Forum

Philosophy majors Shane Monteleone and Koan Weinstein presented posters at the IUP Scholars Forum on April 5, 2023.

Pedersen and Yan Present at American Philosophical Association Meeting

Hans Pedersen and Leo Yan, of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, presented papers at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, held in Denver, Colorado, February 22–25, 2023.

Political Science Professor Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The nine-month Woodrow Wilson Fellowship will allow Steven Jackson to complete his current book project, which examines China's use of water and its impact.