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College of Liberal Arts - Louisiana Tech University

School of
History and Social Sciences

School of History and Social Science

About History

In the established tradition of liberal arts education, the faculty of History provides students with personal cultural enrichment, while preparing them for employment in fields in which historical knowledge, habits of mind, and skills (such as research, analysis, and communication) are valued, and/or for further study leading to careers in teaching, the law, the ministry, government service, and many others.

"In preparation for a career in business, or for life generally, I can think of no more suitable academic major than history. History is the study of people, what they do, and why they do it: the perspective that’s necessary for future success."
--Brian Hamilton, board chairman and co-founder, Sageworks, Inc. (Sageworks is a financial analysis firm specializing in privately-held companies, based in Raleigh, N.C.)


About Social Sciences

Social Sciences is home to Geography, Geographic Information Science, Political Science, Political Science with a Pre-Law Concentration, Sociology, and The Waggonner Center. Our disciplines study a wide range of individual, institutional, and social behavior, and provide a means of gaining intellectual approaches that will be rewarding for a lifetime as well as a degree that will lead to many exciting career options.

Mission Statement

Consistent with the missions of Louisiana Tech University and the College of Liberal Arts, the School of History and Social Sciences maintains a faculty composed of professionals who understand and value the interrelated goals of instruction, research, and community service. In the tradition of liberal arts education, our school is student-centered and is committed to teaching and advising. To this end, our goals include the following:

All students will develop and broaden their skills in critical, creative, and ethical thinking, communication, technology, and research. For more information follow the links to the specific program in which you are interested.