The department of History and Political Science at Caldwell University offers B.A. degrees in history, political science, and social studies. Students may also choose to pursue New Jersey State Teacher Certification K–12.
Special opportunities for majors include a variety of internship and cooperative education programs available with local government administrators, the New Jersey Historical Society, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace and the Willows at Fosterfields. A Washington Semester program is available through American University, and study abroad options are possible. Independent study projects in all areas of history and political science are open to majors. Students may aspire to membership in Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, and to Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.