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
Fergeson wins Longwood's Stuart Award for Leadership and Service, accolades from Farmville Herald
Dr. Lara Fergeson has been recognized in recent weeks by a number of honors, from both her colleagues on campus as well as regional institutions, for her leadership and years of steady work in multiple endeavors. Students and colleagues alike know the honors are well-earned.
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.
Public History major blogs about her Williamsburg internship
Emily Yates, fulfilling her internship requirement at Colonial Williamsburg, is keeping a blog about the experience. You can follow her 18th-century immersion at: http://williamsburgintern.wordpress.com/.