Chaired by Domenic Maffei, Ph.D.
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, and the Grover Cleveland Birthplace. 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.
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.