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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, Politics and History

Department
Politics and History

Carolyn Corretti

Carolyn Corretti

Associate Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Vanessa Friedman

Vanessa Friedman

Associate Lecturer, Politics & History

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 and History

Department
Politics and History

Robert Keighton

Robert Keighton

Professor, Politics and History

Department
Politics and History

Dennis Ricci

Dennis Ricci

Senior Lecturer, Politics and History

Department
Politics and History

Lorna Rinear

Lorna Rinear

Associate Lecturer, Politics and History

Department
Politics and History

Highlights in Politics and History

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New Minors Expand Career Pathways for Students

This week as students begin to meet with their academic advisors to plan for fall classes and review academic goals, they can now consider adding a new minor. The College recently added art therapy, critical inequality studies, finance, photography, and video gaming studies to its academic catalog, all of which are designed to help students explore interests, build skills, and expand career pathways.
Early Job Offers and Top Choice Graduate School Acceptances Pave Way for Class of 2021

Early Job Offers and Top Choice Graduate School Acceptances Pave Way for Class of 2021

They might only be halfway through their last semester at the College, but many graduating seniors are already making plans for their next steps after graduating in May.
A collage of students socializing in masks on campus during COVID

Curry’s Community Propels College Forward in Face of Extraordinary Challenges

Through challenge and hardship, the coronavirus has only strengthened the Curry College community's commitment to one another, as faculty, students, staff and alumni have discovered new ways to thrive in uncertain times.
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.

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