College of Arts and Sciences

Historical and Political Studies

Expanding your horizons. Empowering citizens.

Meet Our Students

“She traveled to Oman as part of the First-Year Preview Program and studied abroad for a semester in Cape Town, South Africa. Her study abroad experience allowed her to pursue research on inclusivity and sustainability in economic development, and issues affecting vulnerable populations. ”

- Natalie Marshall '16


Earned Credits Abroad

Of the 65 HAPS 2016 graduates, 97% have earned credits abroad through semester-long study abroad and Global Field Study experiences.



HAPS 2016 graduates studied in 33 countries on six continents including Italy, France, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Chile, China, and South Korea.


Studied a Semester Abroad

Nearly three-quarters of HAPS 2016 graduates studied abroad for at least one full semester. Nineteen participated in the First-Year Study Abroad Experience.

Historical and Political Studies

Department Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Statement

The faculty and staff of the Department of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University are committed to diversity and inclusion in our community and in our classrooms. We stand firmly against any discrimination based on race, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, sex, gender, sexuality, class, or dis/ability, and will continue to proactively develop and sustain the social and academic environment that fosters a sense of belonging and appreciation for all. This commitment requires our attention to both individual actions and institutional policies and practices. We will be responsive to situations as they arise and proactive about creating a department and classroom climate that ensures as best as possible that harmful or exclusionary situations do not arise. This statement of our commitment is a guiding principle of our practice as educators and a pillar of our departmental community. As such, this Fall 2021 statement serves as a renewal of our commitment to anti-racism and anti-discrimination, and we will revise and reissue this statement annually.

Historical & Political Studies

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Dr. Amy Widestrom
Department Chair & Director of Politics, Government and Law
Department of Historical and Political Studies