History, Political Science, & Geography

Bring History to Life

W Student Researching History


Change the World

Mississippi Capitol Building

Political Science

Become A Peyton Scholar

Peyton Scholarships


Whether you are looking to uncover history or be part of writing the next chapter, the Department of History, Political Science, and Geography will set you on a course for an exciting career.

For History majors, The W offers degrees in History as well as a Public History concentration. If you are looking to change the world, the department's Political Science program has been the start of many promising careers. Do you like to forge your own path? The Interdisciplinary Studies major will allow you to develop a baccalaureate program as unique as you are. And if hope to inspire the next generation, we offer a Teacher Certification in History.

Our department also offers five specialty minors which allow for in-depth study: American Studies, Human Geography, International Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, and Pre-Law.

Explore Public History

If you are interested in helping the public better understand the historical significance of the world around them, then a history major with a concentration in Public History might be just what you have been seeking.


Are you ready to join the College of Arts, Sciences, & Education at The W? The application process is easy and we don't have an application fee for undergraduate admissions. We'll even tell you about the scholarships you will receive within a week of being admitted.

Not ready to take the plunge just yet? That's okay, how about scheduling a visit to see the place for yourself.