College of Arts and Sciences

Historical and Political Studies

Students in Arcadia’s Historical and Political Studies Department (HAPS) learn about and explore the world through a rich and dynamic curriculum.

Bachelor's programs include History, International Studies, Political Science, and Global Legal Studies.

Bachelor's Programs

Master's programs in International Peace & Conflict Resolution and International Relations & Diplomacy.

Master's Programs

HAPS faculty bring expertise, passion, and pedagogic creativity to all their teaching activities.

Our Faculty

HAPS students explore the globe, and gain experience through internships and research projects. Our alumni pursue a variety of professions.

Our Students & Alumni

Meet Our Students

“The process of creating a globally-minded student happens just as much at home as it does abroad.”

- Natalie Marshall '16


Earned Credits Abroad

Of the 65 HAPS 2016 graduates, 97% have earned credits abroad through semester-long study abroad and Global Field Study experiences.



HAPS 2016 graduates studied in 33 countries on six continents including Italy, France, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Chile, China, and South Korea.


Studied a Semester Abroad

Nearly three-quarters of HAPS 2016 graduates studied abroad for at least one full semester. Nineteen participated in the First-Year Study Abroad Experience.

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1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)


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Easton Hall, Room 231