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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.

Student standing outside the Massachusetts State House, repesenting the Politics anbd History Degree at Curry College

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.

Various prominent activists, representing the African-American Studies Minor at Curry College

African-American Studies

Students may obtain a minor in African-American 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

Robert Keighton

Robert Keighton

Professor

Department
Politics and History

William Nancarrow

William Nancarrow

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Aaron Hale-Dorrell

Aaron Hale-Dorrell

Associate Lecturer, Politics and History

Department
Politics and History

Andrew Higgins

Andrew Higgins

Associate Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

John Hill

John Hill

Professor Emeritus, Politics & History

Department
Politics and History

Alireza Raisi

Alireza Raisi

Associate Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Dennis Ricci

Dennis Ricci

Senior Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Hazel Varella

Hazel Varella

Senior Lecturer, Politics & History

Department
Politics and History

Highlights in Politics and History

Dr. Grant Burrier

Dr. Grant Burrier Reports on Guatemalan Elections in Newly Published Article

Politics and History Professor Dr. Grant Burrier shares his thoughts on Guatemala's political system and the country's June 16 presidential and congressional elections in a new article published by Global Americans, "Más de lo mismo:" Guatemalan elections highlight inchoate party system.
John Fish, Hon. '19 and Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr,

Curry College Confers Over 750 Degrees at 2019 Commencement

Curry College awarded 754 degrees during its Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Curry College Awards Day 2019

50th Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony Celebrates the Best of Curry College 2018-2019

The 50th annual Curry College Awards Recognition Ceremony was held on Friday, May 3, 2019. This special event honors Curry College students who have achieved excellence in academics, student life, the arts, and athletics, as well as recognizes Curry staff and faculty for their efforts.
Curry College students and their mentors at Dean's List Honor Reception.

Annual Dean's List Honors Reception Recognizes Exceptional Academic Achievement

On Wednesday, April 24, in a special, annual ceremony held at the Shelley I. Hoon Keith and John W. Keith Alumni House, Curry College honored the exceptional academic achievements of 87 graduating students who were named to the Dean's List each and every semester they studied at the College.
The new Curry College Learning Commons

Now Open: The Curry College Learning Commons, featuring The Science and Research Center

On January 28, the new Curry College Learning Commons, featuring the state-of-the-art Science and Research Center, opened in its first phase.
Curry College Commencement moves to the Xfinity Center

Curry College Commencement Moves to the Xfinity Center

We want to share with you that the location of this year's ceremony has changed. Based on the needs and requests from students and families in past years, and to improve everyone’s experience, we are moving our Commencement ceremony to the Xfinity Center in Mansfield.
Dr. John Hill, Politics and History

Dr. John Hill Completes Series on 'Fake News' and the Founding Fathers

The Public Humanist recently published the final article in Dr. John Hill's three-part series exploring the role of "fake news" in 18th century America.
Dr. Bill Nancarrow, Politics and History

Dr. Bill Nancarrow Featured in Fox News Article about Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Fox News recently published an article about how Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is thriving in a state with Democratic strongholds and is the favorite for re-election.
Politics and History Professor Hazel Varella celebrates with friends, colleagues, and family members at the State House.

State Recognizes Politics & History Prof. Hazel Varella with 'Unsung Heroine Award'

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recently honored Politics & History Professor Hazel Varella as a recipient of the "Unsung Heroine Award."

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We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.