History, Philosophy, Political Science and Criminal Justice Department

The department of history, philosophy and political science department at Columbia College provides foundational skills needed for work or advanced study. Students gain an understanding of events and thought processes that have shaped our world and society. Graduates work in education, government, law and policy.

 
 
 
 
 

Programs we offer

In addition to academic programs, we offer honor societies and organizations for history, philosophy and political science majors.

Bachelor's degrees

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Other programs

Work with your advisor to consider other programs as you earn a degree.

Minors

Gain an edge in the workforce by taking a few more classes to add a minor to your degree.

 
 

Get to know the department better

Student Business Pitch Competition Returning soon

The Student Business Pitch Competition is the ultimate project for student entrepreneurs with any kind of idea. Finalists will create a pitch for a panel of judges. Winners receive monetary awards to start or support their business. First place receives $5,000, second $3,000, and third $2,000.

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Criminal Justice program prepares those who plan to protect and serve

"We’re able to teach some more specialized courses. We offer classes in crime scene investigation: forensic pathology, crime scene photography, shooting incident reconstruction. A lot of criminal justice departments are more general than that."
— Barry Langford, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration, Columbia College Main Campus in Columbia, MO

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