History & Society

Understand the past. Shape your future. Study History & Society at USJ.

History: Haven’t we all heard that those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it?

As a USJ History major, you will delve deep into the annals of local, national and world history, enabling you to interpret the present in order to shape the future.


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Political Science

Do you want to be a part of working to make your community and the world better?

The B.A. program in Political Science.

The Political Science major appeals to a wide range of students, especially those interested in policy analysis, community advocacy, political activism, public administration, journalism, conventional and social entrepreneurship, guardianship and conservatorship, and pre-law.

Program Benefits

Political Science

  • Paving the way to exciting and successful futures
    Students in this major can pursue many different goals with this course of study. As a Political Science major at USJ, you will pursue your passion for learning about the dynamics of complex local and global issues.


  • An Extensive Curriculum
    The curriculum combines traditional courses with new approaches in order to reach a better understanding of the world today. In addition to a B.A. in History, students can earn a degree in History with a concentration in Archives and Museum Skills.
  • A Strong Foundation
    A degree in History provides a solid liberal arts foundation. This, along with small classes and individualized attention, will effectively prepare you for numerous career interests and/or graduate work.

Internship & Career Options

Students majoring in History or Public Policy participate in internships and find employment at some of the most exciting organizations, companies and career fields with the Greater Hartford community, such as:

  • The Connecticut Historical Society
  • The Wethersfield Historical Society
  • The Noah Webster House
  • The Stowe-Day Memorial Library
  • The Connecticut Legislative Offices
  • United Technologies
  • Lobbying Group Associations
  • Local Probate Courts
  • Conservatorship Professionals
  • Any many more!

Career Opportunities

  • Activist
  • Archivist
  • Business Administrator
  • College Teaching
  • Community Organizers/Community Advocate
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Court Appointed Conservator/Guardian
  • Departmental Historian
  • Education Administrator
  • Election Campaign Staffer
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Government Professional
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer/Law Associate
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum Director/Staff
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Organizer
  • Politician
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Public Opinion Pollster
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Research/Technical Advisor
  • Teacher
  • Tour Guide
  • University Researcher


Contact Kenneth Long, Ph.D., Professor of History and Political Science at [email protected] or 860.231.5766

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