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Curry College student interns in a U.S. Senator's Office while pursuing a Politics and History Degree

Discover Degrees and Programs in Politics and History

Why choose between Politics and History? At Curry, our Politics and History program is different. We’ve combined political science and history together in one major, where students study institutions, people, and policies over time – turning lessons from yesterday into careers that make a difference today.

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Politics & History Major and Minor

With a degree in politics and history from Curry, you are well prepared for a career in a wide variety of fields, including: law, politics, education, journalism, business and much more.

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Black Studies

Students may obtain a minor in Black Studies in conjunction with a major in any area of study and will gain a broader sense of what it means to be an "American" and to live in an ethnically diverse country.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Melissa Anyiwo

Melissa Anyiwo

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Grant Burrier

Grant Burrier

Associate Professor, Politics and History

Department
Politics and History

William Nancarrow

William Nancarrow

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Vanessa Friedman

Vanessa Friedman

Associate Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Aaron Hale-Dorrell

Aaron Hale-Dorrell

Associate Lecturer, Politics and History

Department
Politics and History

John Hill

John Hill

Professor Emeritus, Politics & History

Department
Politics and History

Robert Keighton

Robert Keighton

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Dennis Ricci

Dennis Ricci

Senior Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Lorna Rinear

Lorna Rinear

Associate Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Highlights in Politics and History

Students Lead Real-Time 2020 Campaign Analysis and Predictions

Students Lead Real-Time 2020 Campaign Analysis and Predictions

In the Electing the President course, students act as political analysts to research and examine the hundreds of factors that will influence the outcome of the presidential race. In small groups, they review historical knowledge and up-to-the-minute press coverage on everything from the economy to voting behavior. By the end of the month, their detailed analysis will inform their prediction for which candidate will take the pivotal "battleground" states, including Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, among others.
Virtual Awards Celebration Recognizes the Best of Curry College

Virtual Awards Celebration Recognizes the Best of Curry College

This year, the 51st Annual Curry College Awards Recognition Ceremony was held as a two-week social media campaign to honor the amazing accomplishments of the 2019-20 academic year. The annual awards recognized students for contributions to the College, including notable achievements in academics, athletics, arts, service, and social justice. In the multimedia series #CurryCollege2020awards, award winners were described as a “pinnacle of academic excellence,” and praised for “always going beyond the assignment.”
Dr. Grant Burrier Publishes Article on New Clean Energy Model in Uruguay

Dr. Grant Burrier Publishes Article on New Clean Energy Model in Uruguay

World leaders should take a page from Uruguay’s book and adopt a progressive clean energy initiative according to a new article in World Politics Review by Politics and History Associate Professor Grant Burrier.
Jonah Alemany '21 Interns with Congressman Joe Kennedy

On The Campaign Trail: Jonah Alemany '21 Interns with Congressman Joe Kennedy

Jonah Alemany '21 has a front seat to the 2020 election season. The communication major is working as an intern this semester with Congressman Joe Kennedy III for his campaign running to serve Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.
Curry College DECA chapter

Curry's DECA Chapter Advances to International Collegiate Conference

The Curry College DECA chapter recently qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference to be held April 22-25 in Atlanta.
Jalen Campbell presents research at an industry conference

Jalen Campbell '18 Publishes Article in Undergraduate Research Journal

New research led by Jalen Campbell '18 was published in the undergraduate research journal, Gettysburg Social Sciences Review, a feat that began during his sophomore year at the College.
Curry College Psychology students and faculty collaborate on an interactive class assignment

Curry College Expands Graduate Offerings for Students with New Higher Ed Consortium Partnership

Curry College is among a group of seven Boston-area liberal arts and specialty colleges and universities that will begin offering a pathway to affordable accelerated master’s degrees through a newly formed Higher Ed Consortium led by UMass Boston.
A football sits in the foreground as Students, Faculty Explore the Intersection of Science, Law, and Media with Deflategate Documentary Filmmakers

Students, Faculty Explore the Intersection of Science, Law, and Media with Deflategate Documentary Filmmakers

Yes, Four Games in Fall, which screened Wednesday at Keith Auditorium, tells the story of the Deflategate scandal. But it’s about so much more.
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Curry Partners with New England Law for J.D. Admissions

Curry College has entered into a partnership with New England Law Boston that allows students of any major who meet the preferred admission criteria to enroll in the full or part-time New England Law Juris Doctor (J.D.) program.

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