Welcome to Bethany College’s History-Political Science Department! We think our students are among the finest you’ll find at any college or university in the nation. Academically, they are high achievers, but they also distinguish themselves in a wide variety of musical, artistic, and athletic endeavors.

We are particularly proud of their record as campus leaders. Our majors have been officers in student government, sororities, fraternities, and their respective classes. They have been editors and staff members for the Bethany Messenger, the College’s newspaper, and have served in positions of responsibility in residence halls.


History and Political Science
Social Science Teaching 6-12


Social Studies: Middle Level Social Studies Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 5-8

Digital Humanities

Lindsborg during World War I: Service, Sacrifice, & Dissent


History & Political Science Brochure
Are You Thinking of a Career in Secondary Schools? A Supervisor’s Perspective on Which Candidate to Hire
Careers for History Majors

Primary Sources Websites:

Hanover Historical Texts Collection
From Revolution to Reconstruction and Beyond (US History)
The Avalon Project
Kansas Memory

Citation Help:

Chicago Manual of Style
Chicago Manual of Style at Purdue OWL
Phi Alpha Theta

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Joyce Pigge, D.A.

Chair of the Department of History & Political Science Department Professor of Political ScienceFaculty Athletics Representative
Office Wallerstedt Social Science 2 Department of History & Political Science Phone: (785) 227-3380 Ext. 8215 Read Biography
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Tash B. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History History
Phone: 785.227.3380 x. 8172
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