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Economics, History, and Political Science Department

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The Department of Economics, History, and Political Science offers  innovative majors in Economics, History, and Political Science and provides students with the key knowledge and skills to prepare for and succeed in a wide range of careers in business, education,  finance, law, government, non-profits, and public policy.  Faculty work closely with students in small classes to develop skills in speaking, writing, research, and analysis that prepare students for success.

Professor helping students at a laptop in a classroom

Department Highlights 

The Department of Economics, History, and Political Science stands out for innovative teaching that combines attention to reading and writing with practices such as simulations, collaboration between faculty and students, and extraordinary student success such as in the American Collegiate Moot Court tournament.


Majors and Concentrations



Political Science

Available Minors

African-American Studies
American Studies
History Secondary Education
International Studies
Peace Studies
Political Science
Social Science
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Pre-Law Studies

Pre-Law degree program
UMass Dartmouth 3+3

Graduate Degrees

MA History

Contact Us

Location: Miller Hall, first floor (room 101)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Chairperson: Dr. Benjamin Lieberman, 978.665.3090
Administrative Assistant: Carla McGrath, 978.665.3397

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.

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.

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