Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies


The Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts degrees in History or Political Science; the Bachelor of Science in Sociology; and the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Special emphases in political science/politics and public affairs, and legal studies are available. In addition, the department provides pre-law advising for students. We also offer a minor in history, political science, criminal justice, and sociology as well as programs leading to teacher certification at various levels. Minors in these areas provide a broad-based intellectual background complementing majors from other fields. Interdisciplinary minors in Ethnic Studies and in Global Studies are also available through the department. At the graduate level, the department has programs in Political Science, History, and Sociology leading to the Master of Arts. Finally, the department has a doctoral program in Sociology.

For detailed information about any programs in the department, write or e-mail:

Chair, Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies
Texas Woman’s University
Box 425889
Denton, Texas 76204-5889