The Department of History and Social Sciences at the University of Saint Francis offers bachelor degree programs in History, Legal Studies, Political Science, Social Studies Secondary Education and Sociology. These programs, taught in the liberal arts tradition, promote the spirit of inquiry and an appreciation for the diversity of the human experience. You will find that social sciences programs take an interdisciplinary approach to research, scholarship, teaching, learning and service.
You will have the opportunity to develop your critical thinking, learn to actively research, refine your written and oral communication abilities, and engage with the broader community. Franciscan values are tightly interwoven into the department’s fabric. The program you choose will provide you with greater insight into issues like community building, the promotion of peace and justice in the face of intolerance and persecution, stewardship of natural resources and the dignity of each person in a global context. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for a wide range of post-collegiate careers in public and private fields.