History & Political Science

About the Program

As a History and Political Science student at UMFK, you’ll take classes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. You will benefit from small classes, supportive faculty, and hands-on learning as you prepare for the career you want!

Program Details

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Customize your history/political science degree to match your career goals with one of these concentrations.


History is recognized as excellent training for many professions, including law and public service, policy-making in business and government, teaching and academics, and medicine. You will develop  skills in research, analytic and critical thought.

Political Science

Students will be prepared for graduate-level study in social science or professional fields, as well as for careers requiring the ability to master a substantial field of knowledge, research issues credibly, and write effectively.

Graduates have careers as:

  • Historian
  • Political scientist
  • Social studies educator
  • Politician
  • Consultant
  • Congressional aide
  • Information specialist
  • Cultural resources specialist
  • Historic preservationist
  • Archivist
John L. Martin

Career Outlook and Earning Potential

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Program Requirements

History Core Requirements

  • HTY 115 – World Civilization I
  • HTY 116 – World Civilization II
  • HTY 161 – United States History I
  • HTY 162 – United States History II
  • Upper Level  History Elective (United States)
  • Upper Level History Elective (non-Western)
  • Upper Level History Elective (pre-Modern)

Political Science Core Requirements

  • POS 101 – American Government
  • POS 493 – Political Science Capstone Seminar
  • Complete either the foreign language or math sequence
  • Select 1 International Relations course
  • Select 1 Political Theory course
  • Select 1 Comparative Politics course
  • Select 1 American Government course

4 Political Science Areas

American Government, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and International Relations.


Student to Faculty Ratio

4 Career Skills

Analytic and Critical Thinking, Research and Argumentative Writing

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