Students and professors have celebrated presidential inaugurations, sailed the California coast, and experienced many different cultures during their world travels.

Department Scholarships

The university has a number of  scholarships for the various majors within the HPS department.  

Annual Student Research Conference

Once a year, students present on chosen topics to compete for Clara Colt Research Scholar Awards and a monetary prize. Learn more.

Clara Colt Hall

Clara Colt Hall, which features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, is named for the department's primary benefactor, Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Colt.

Student Groups

The Department of History & Political Science has three student groups: Pre-Law, a group for students interested in law-related careers; Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history; and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.