Understanding the Past to Make a Better Future
Critical thinking, communication, writing, and researching are some of the most important skills companies look for in a new hire.
They are also precisely the skills you learn when you become a History major at St. Francis College.
History majors learn the skills most in demand by companies in a wide variety of fields.Students at St. Francis venture outside the classroom to see History up close. They develop online projects and work with original archival materials
at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Looking back at the institutional and cultural forces that have shaped history is an excellent way of understanding the modern world and leads to the developing the following skills:
- Framing a hypothesis
- Gathering evidence
- Looking for patterns and relationships
- Exploring alternative methods and interpretations
- Articulating arguments and conclusions clearly and persuasively
History majors go on to become excellent teachers and lawyers but they also do exceptionally well in fields as diverse as government, business or information technology.
The major of Political Science investigates how individuals, groups and nations interact with others. Political Science analyzes how conflict is managed by the various parties. Political Science has many areas of inquiry including: American Government and Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.
The Department offers both a Traditional and a Behavioral Approach. The Traditional School utilizes Legal, Historical, and philosophical tools to analyze and evaluate Political Institutions and processes. The Behavioral School employs the Scientific Method which includes, Problem Recognition, Hypotheses formation, gathering data and forming conclusions.
The Political Science major provides students with skills necessary for careers in Law, Government, Education, Business and the Not-For-Profit World. In addition, it provides students with the tools to make informed and logical decisions in both their professional careers and in their personal lives.
- Prepare students with the knowledge and skills for successful opportunities in the fields of Government, Law, Education, Business and the Not for Profit area.
- Provide students with specific courses in American Government/Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.
- Offer Departmental majors and minors as well as other students on campus the opportunity to explore political and historical topic through lectures and forums and through our club activity.
- Develop the skills of Critical Thinking, Analysis and Research.
- Compliment course offerings with a full range of off-campus activities including: internships, independent study, field trips abroad and to museum and cultural visits.
- To provide career guidance for all students and to provide specific Information for admissions to Law Schools, Graduate Schools of Political Science, Public Administration/Public Policy, International Relations and Education.