Department of History & Political Studies

Washington Adventist University’s (WAU) History and Political Studies Department emphasizes the unique advantages of the nation’s capital as the setting for the study of History and Politics. The Political Studies degree combines practical experience gained though a Washington D.C Internship with course work focusing on the political dimension of the human experience. This is a department that thrives on excellence and service.


Our Faculty

Joan Francis PhD, Chair

Joan Francis PHD Chair

William Ellis PhD

William Ellis PHD

Doug Morgan PhD

Doug Morgan PHD

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Career Opportunities:

A major in History or Political Studies equips the graduate with skills in critical thinking. Effective communication, and knowledgeable participation in society. Graduates are thus positioned to enter many different professions, including but not limited to:

  • Analysis
  • Archeology
  • Archiving
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government Analyst
  • Historical Conservation
  • Historical Research
  • International Development
  • International Policy
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • NGOs
  • Policy Advising
  • Teaching
  • US Government

Programs offered:

History (BA) see attatched File marked HistBA1

History Education (BA) see attatched File Marked HistBA2

Political Science (BA) see attatched File Marked PlstBA1