The La Sierra Advantage

When you study history, politics and sociology at La Sierra University, you will:

  • Learn primarily in small classes where you can interact with professors and fellow students. They’ll know you by name.
  • Take classes from professors with doctorates in their field, not from teaching assistants.
  • Have a faculty adviser who will guide you in selecting the right courses for your degree.
  • Do a senior research project with a faculty mentor. This one-to-one guidance will help prepare you for graduate studies, if that is your goal.

Why Study History, Politics And Sociology?

Studying history, politics, global studies, and sociology opens up the world in new ways. People who major in these fields are usually curious, interested in people, and want to make the world a better place.

The History Major

History majors study how people, ideas, institutions, and nations have changed over time and what people today can learn from past experience. They explore art, economics, politics, religion, global studies, and many other subjects. The broad knowledge history majors gain, combined with the critical thinking and writing skills they develop, prepare them to enter a wide variety of career fields. Many become lawyers and teachers. Others go into journalism, business, government service, or nonprofit organizations.

We offer the following:

Minors

  • Film Studies

  • Gender Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Pre-Professional

Scholarships And Internships

The department offers scholarships, internships and awards on a competitive basis for students who plan to pursue a career as a teacher, attorney, or other service-oriented professional. Legislative Internship: One student annually receives a full tuition scholarship for one quarter while serving in the office of a congressman in Washington, D.C. Legal Internship: Recent students have served as interns in the Riverside County District Attorney’s office, and one interned at a medical malpractice law firm.