Exploring the human experience.
Whether you plan to discover or change the world, the Department of
History and Political Science can prepare you to realize your goals.
The Department of History and Political Science gives students a solid grounding in the
academic study of history, politics, government, law, public
administration and global relations. The Department is committed to
promoting students’ understanding of the richness and diversity of human
experience in its historical and global contexts. By equipping students
with critical thinking, writing, and communication skills, all fields
of study prepare students for graduate training, careers and lifelong
learning in our diverse world.
Conversations with Alumni
B.A. Political Science '07
4pm - 5:30pm Wednesday, October 29, in Towers Hall 110
Lucas Crumley ('07) joined Congressman Pat Tiberi's staff in 2011. He is the primary district liaison to various constituent and interest groups. He is responsible for a number of policy areas in Congressman Tiberi's Office, including Banking, Defense Jobs, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and constituent casework.
Lucas graduated from Otterbein in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and obtained his M.A. in Public and Management from The Ohio State University in 2011. Lucas is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
Contact Dr. La Trice Washington for more information.
Majors and Minors
The Department of History and Political Science offers majors and minors in History, Political Science and Public Administration, a major in Global Studies and a minor in Legal Studies/Pre-Law. Read more.
The Department currently has six full-time historians and three full-time political scientists. As teacher-scholars, we value undergraduate education in a liberal arts context and are actively engaged in scholarship in our fields. For the faculty’s research and teaching interests, see the Faculty profiles page.
Faculty members also contribute to the University’s interdisciplinary programs, including Integrative Studies and the Senior Year Experience, as well as the Honors, and Women’s Studies programs.
Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities
The Department values and encourages interaction with students outside of the classroom. These opportunities enrich your education, and encourage your growth as a whole person. Read more.