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History and Government

History and Government

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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WVU Tech history majors have engaged in research with organizations such as the West Virginia Humanities Council and NASA.

The History and Government degree program at WVU Tech challenges student to sharpen their analytical skills and allows for a deeper understanding of the world, peoples and governments.  

Courses cover a wide range of historical time periods, and students learn from established research specialists in those areas. Students are afforded the opportunity to explore related fields of interest by pursing a minor in political science or psychology.

This is a recommended major for pre-law students.


WVU Tech History and Government graduate, Scotty Stone

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Scotty came to WVU Tech from Clay, West Virginia to study history and government and be the first in his family to earn a college degree. While at Tech, he worked as a resident assistant and was a member of the Student Government Association and the Student Activities Board. 

After graduation, Scotty put his skills to work with WVU Tech as an AmeriCorps VISTA, where he helped to manage community service volunteers and service-learning classes.

Dr. Andrea Kent

Dr. Andrea Kay Kent


When she’s not providing election coverage for local media or encouraging the community to get involved in politics, Dr. Kent teaches students about Constitutional law, terrorism and national security and global politics.

In her classroom, students learn that every citizen has a chance to play a role in politics. “If you're not playing the game of politics, someone else is playing it for you – so know the game, know the rules and try to influence the outcome.” 

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Career profile

Graduates find career opportunities in law, government, civil service, U.S. historical offices, banking, insurance, journalism, archives and military service. The nation’s armed forces look favorably on history graduates among their officers.

Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in history, archival programs, public history and law.


Graduates of the History and Government program at WVU Tech are prepared to work in:
  • Business and management
  • Journalism
  • Government and public service
  • Education
  • Research
  • Public relations


World history, American history, politics, special topics and the way we look to history for inspiration today.

Revolutions in Science and Technology

This course examines particular periods of intensified change in science and technology to develop general understanding of scientific and technical change. Episodes may include the scientific, industrial, Darwinian or other revolutions.

Hollywood and History

Explore twentieth century American culture, politics and society through film. The class examines the relationship between film and history using films as primary sources for understanding the past.

Appalachian Regional History

Undertake a historical survey of Central Appalachia’s three phases of development: traditional society of the nineteenth century; the transformation of a mountain society by industrialization at the turn of the twentieth century; and contemporary Appalachia. 

View a sample degree schedule or explore more course options in the catalog.

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