Economics, History, and Political Science Department

Kathleen shares how Dr. Sarefield and other professors at Fitchburg State have helped shape her as both a thinker and an academic. She looks forward to pursuing a graduate degree and eventually a career as an English professor at a university.



Choose between three academically distinct but interrelated majors—economics, history, and political science—as well as a range of associated minors.

Get creative as you consider the economic and political challenges of modern society, or delve deeper into history to discover the world as it once was.

No matter your choice, you’ll examine different corners of the globe through diverse methods and intellectual approaches.

Build a strong academic background and strengthen your research capabilities for graduate study or entrance into a variety of career fields, from secondary school teaching, public service, business education, and more.

Choose Your Major

Economics
History
Political Science

Available Minors

African-American Studies
American Studies
Economics
History
International Studies
Peace Studies
Political Science
Social Science
Women's Studies

Pre-Law Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Law
UMass Dartmouth 3+3

Graduate Degrees

MA History


Beyond the classroom

Find more information about study plans, as well as ways to get involved that take you beyond a classroom setting:

Course rotations and study plans

Extracurricular Learning

Model United Nations

Focus on role-playing UN nation leaderships and tackling challenging international scenarios, while gaining valuable problem solving skills.

Moot Court

Join a team of student-contestants to detail the dimensions of a given legal problem before an appellate court. Performances are judged by panels of faculty and attorneys.

Women's History Month

An independent study designed to train you to create public history events.

The Washington Center Internship Program

Gain valuable career building experiences that will advance both your studies and your long-term goals.

Get involved

Local chapters of these clubs and organizations are hosted here on campus.

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Honor society for Economics)
  • PI SIGMA ALPHA (National Honor Society for Political Science majors)
  • PHI ALPHA THETA (International Honor Society in History)
  • Economics Club
  • Political Science Club

     

Meet our faculty

Baker, Laura - Twentieth-Century American History
Budd, Eric - International Politics, Political Science
Christy, Rodney - American Government, Political Science
Dee, Christine - Nineteenth-Century American History
Elveren, Adem - Economics
Jewell, Katherine - Twentieth-Century American History
Lieberman, Benjamin - Modern European History and Germany
Marr, Christa - Economics
Ozay, Ozge - Economics
Paul, John - Asian and South-Asian History
Reeves, René - Latin American and World History
Sarefield, Daniel - Ancient and Medieval European History
Spero, Joshua - International Politics, Political Science
Thomas, Teresa Fava - Italian and World History
Wachtel, Joseph - American History
Weizer, Paul - American Government, Political Science


Location: Miller Hall, first floor (room 101)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30
Chairperson: Dr. Eric Budd, 978.665.3732
Administrative Assistant: TBD