"I can honestly say that the dedication and professionalism of my professors in the history and political science department was extraordinary." Chris Skutnik, '11
History, Political Science and Public Policy at MCLA
In our programs, you can work with dedicated faculty, choose from a wide variety of courses, learn in small classes, and pursue special experiences outside the classroom such as internships, travel courses, and undergraduate research.
Perhaps most importantly, you will learn to communicate clearly in both speech and writing.
Why MCLA is Different
You may major in History or Political Science and Public Policy; a number of our students choose both. MCLA offers minors in Canadian Studies, Geography, History, Political Science and Public Policy, Public and Local History, and Women's Studies.
Professors offer travel courses every year, usually to Asia (the Great Wall of China is pictured below) and Europe, that enrich your education with personal experiences overseas. In addition, you can benefit from the rich historical resources found in the North Adams area, including the many nearby museums and institutions that offer internships, research opportunities, and volunteer or paid positions.
Within the MCLA community, you will have the opportunity to interact with students and faculty in the History Society, Political Science Club, and the MCLA chapters of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Your degree in History and/or Political Science and Public Policy prepares you for a wide variety of careers and graduate school possibilities. Many of our majors choose to teach, but others enter fields such as business, public service, and law.
Dr. Kailai Huang