The majors within Mount Mercy's Department of History, Politics and Justice educate students to be critical thinkers, ethical problem solvers, and effective communicators. Your studies lay the groundwork for your career while teaching you to think independently and communicate your thoughts clearly.
Criminal Justice | Major & Minor
The program offers a comprehensive study of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, criminal law, the courts and corrections.
History | Major & Minor
History is the investigation of social, economic, political, and cultural developments across the wide spectrum of peoples, from the beginning of civilization to the present.
Political Science | Major & Minor
The political science major seeks to meet student needs for both liberal education and career preparation. Students majoring in political science take foundation courses in four major fields – American politics, comparative politics, international politics and political theory.
Legal Studies | Minor Only
The legal studies minor is designed for students interested in pursuing law school and those who want an introductory understanding of law to supplement their college education.