History and Political Science Program

History class at Meredith.

Part of the Department of History, Political Science, Religious & Ethical Studies and Sociology, Meredith College's history and political science program offers Bachelor of Arts majors in History, Political Science and International Studies as well as a program in Public History.

As a student in history, political science or international studies, you will gain an understanding of diverse cultures and learn effective skills in research, analysis, critical thinking and communication. Each major can teach you a valuable skill: how to apply historical and political analysis to understand and address the problems facing the world.

Meredith's location in North Carolina's capital is ideal for history, political science and international studies majors. You'll be able to see state government in action, visit multiple historic sites and museums, and take advantage of educational opportunities at international businesses in nearby Research Triangle Park. We also offer hands-on learning opportunities like a Model United Nations team, and a student-led voter registration project each election year.


  • Crime and Justice Studies
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public History