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Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, American Studies and Religion

The department of history, political science, philosophy, American studies and religion is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and represents one of USC Upstate's most diverse departments.

HPPA is pleased to announce a tenure track position in EAST ASIAN HISTORY. For more information, visit our website

HPPA offers both Bachelor of Arts degrees and minors in history and political science, along with minors in philosophy, pre-law, American studies and religion. The department offers upper and lower-level courses in military science.


Click on the image above to learn more about HPPA.

Click on the image above to find out more about the new Pre-Law Minor.

Interested in History? The History Club is interested in you! For more information please contact club advisor Ms. Tammy Pike (tpike@uscupstate.edu).

Also, in connection with the new pre-law minor, HPPA is offering a special LSAT Prep Class this Fall. Please follow this link for more information.

If you are interested in USC Upstate's highly successful Model United Nations team, please contact Dr. Trevor Rubenzer (trubenzer@uscupstate.edu) and follow this link for more information.

Department Chair
Dr. Robert McCormick

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USC Upstate
Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy & American Studies
Media, Room 102
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5795
Fax: 864-503-5890
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