History and Political Science

Dr. David K. Chrisman, Chairperson

The mission of the Department of History and Political Science is to provide learning opportunities to students to 1) understand and appreciate the human experience through the study of history and political science and 2) develop and utilize communication and critical thinking skills. Both disciplines within the department enhance understanding of ourselves while stimulating a full understanding of cultural differences in a global society. These opportunities are provided through the department’s degree and certification programs and through a robust contribution to the general education program of UMHB. In its support of the University and College of Humanities and Sciences mission statements, the department’s academic programs emphasize “academic excellence, personal attention, and broad-based scholarship” while preparing students for “leadership, service and faith-informed discernment.”