Department of

History & Political Science


NNU's History and Political Science Department offers students the opportunity to receive a history degree or political science and international relations degree. Students may also pursue a degree in secondary education history in conjunction with the NNU Education Department. We also offer minors in history and political science.


We believe that the study of history and politics is an essential component of a high quality education. Historical and political studies develop and sharpen the mind by training students to think, to evaluate, to communicate, and ultimately to judge. They also help students to become informed, active participants in the political process. We are committed to providing students with a solid background in these disciplines and preparing them for further study through a political science or history degree.


The History & Political Science Department offers individual attention to students through small class sizes. Please contact us at any time if you have questions about our program or what you can expect in the pursuit of a history or political science degree at Northwest Nazarene University.

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Department Highlights

Political Science majors Hannah Holloway and Paige Vancil earned 2021-2022 GNAC All-Academic honors in Golf.

History major Nathan Bizeau will be attending Washing University in St. Louis Law School in the fall.

Political Science/Financial Economics major Kedrick Glinski will be attending Cornell University Law School in the fall.

Faculty & Staff