Department of Political Science & History

The Department of Political Science/History is a combination of the Political Science Program and the History Program.

The Political Science Program

The Political Science Program offers courses designed to prepare students for advanced study in graduate school and professional school (notably law school). Such preparation includes the understanding of political systems and political processes in the United States and elsewhere, the understanding of basic concepts found in the field of political science, and the learning of basic research methods.

The Pre-Law Program

The Division of Social Sciences offers a challenging Minor in Pre-Law. It is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge, critical thinking skills, and ethical framework essential to informed and socially responsible citizenship.

The Pre-Law Minor is intended to assure an advantage to Tougaloo students who plan to apply to law school. However, no specific course of study is required for law school admission. Instead, all law schools emphasize the value of excellent reading comprehension, analytical reasoning skills, and a solid command of written English. While intellectual agility can be cultivated in many ways, an interdisciplinary liberal arts education grounded in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences -- coupled with our Pre-Law Minor -- is strongly recommended.

The History Program

The Department of History enables students to examine the human past – through American, African-American, and World History – either as one of several possible courses in a liberal arts education or as preparation for graduate and professional school. History majors have graduated in recent years and gone on to successful careers in education, government service, journalism, law, archival work, and the business world.

Department Contact

Stephen Rozman, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Assistant Professor of History