Framing Complex Issues

Millikin's Department of History and Political Science is dedicated to developing your understanding of the political world at both the domestic and international levels and the historical frameworks that support modern-day understanding of complex issues. With an emphasis on theory and practice, students explore their role as active citizens in their community, country, and the world.

Through a rigorous curriculum that cultivates competency in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, we seek to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills essential to our students' long-term professional success. We also seek to instill in our students the responsibilities that civil society demands and are committed to their development as active citizens and leaders of their local, national, and world communities. We are dedicated to the development of the whole student, one who is better able to understand and engage in the development of a more ethical and just society.

Our students become lifelong learners, active citizens, and leaders, with skills applicable to many career paths. Consequently, our alumni are successful in a wide variety of fields including law, criminal justice, business, advocacy, academia, diplomacy, and electoral politics.

Students in action

The faculty in our department are committed to helping students gain practical experience in their chosen fields prior to graduation. We encourage participation in several events, including:

  • Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
  • United Nations Semester in New York
  • Study abroad
  • Extracurricular activities, such as Model Illinois Government, Model United Nations, Moot Court, and student government








History & Political Science News

Millikin Model UN
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | Government
Millikin students take part in American Model United Nations Conference
December 19, 2017, 2:30pm
Students look at world issues through the lens of others Millikin University students from a diverse array of majors recently traveled to Chicago, Ill., to represent the Russian delegation...
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Millikin Human Trafficking Campaign
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin students launch Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign
December 15, 2017, 12:15pm
Campaign to educate campus and local community about Human Trafficking Millikin University students are educating the campus and local community about the ongoing problem of human...
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Rodney Davis
Alumni & Friends | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Congressman Rodney Davis '92 returns to Millikin as part of Constitution Week
September 19, 2017, 1:45pm
Congressman Rodney Davis '92 returns to Millikin as part of Constitution Week United States Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville), a 1992 Millikin University graduate, returned to...
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