Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy
Your World, Understood.
Welcome to the Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Our
department proudly offers majors in History and Political Science. In addition, we house minors in Philosophy,
International Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.
Students in our Department explore the world - both figuratively and literally. Whether they are examining the
world of ideas as presented in Philosophy, journeying to the world of the past in History, or quite literally traveling
the world in Dr. Nirmal Goswami's Global Program courses, students in our Department gain a wealth of knowledge
and skills that prepare them well for a variety of careers.
While students explore beyond the confines of our borders, they are also presented myriad opportunities to learn
more about the United States. Students do this both in a traditional classroom setting and through
internships in public history, politics and law. Some students even travel to Washington D.C. to intern for local
Through these experiences, students learn research, writing and analytical skills that have them well poised
to master their futures. Graduates from our Department work in an astonishing variety of fields. Some have
earned PhDs and law degrees, while others have become teachers, journalists, policy analysts, political aids,
bankers, counselors, administrators, and event coordinators.
But we offer more than an education: we provide a community. Faculty members know their students well; we keep
in touch with many students after they graduate. We further support our students with a variety of departmental
scholarships. Students forge friendships not just in class, but also through participation in our active student
organizations, which include the Robert J. Kleberg History Club, Phi Alpha Theta, the Pre-Law Society, Pi Sigma
Alpha, and the Philosophy Club.
We welcome you to explore our Department and learn more about our programs. It's Your World, Understood.
This page was last updated on: January 24, 2014