History, Political Science & Philosophy
One of the Largest Departments at Longwood
With approximately 300 history and political science majors, the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy is one of the largest at Longwood University. Students can choose from a number of concentrations in history and political science, or earn a minor in those two disciplines, as well as in philosophy.
Qualified Faculty & Student Success
Our faculty have PhDs from leading universities throughout the United States, and in addition to teaching a variety of upper level classes and survey classes, they continue to undertake scholarly activities in their areas of specialty. Our students have completed internships at many prestigious institutions and, following their graduation from Longwood, an increasing number have gone on to earn graduate degrees in the US and Europe.
We are proud of our department and find that our students are as well. Look for frequent updates to the website and feel free to contact myself or other members of the department if you should have any questions about our programs.
Dr. David Coles, Chair
17th Civil War Conference turns to history after Appomattox
The department's sponsorship of the ever-growing Civil War Conference continues with the 17th edition, focusing this year on the immediate aftermath of Lee's surrender at Appomattox. National speakers will be addressing this theme at a conference in Jarman Hall that is free and open to the public. For details, please visit our new release.
Students garner numerous awards and scholarships
The department recognized six students with scholarships and awards this past spring, plus the induction of 19 new members into Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society.