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History, Philosophy, Political Sciences & Criminal Justice Department

Political Science Class

The Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science at Columbia College educates students for responsible citizenship, personal fulfillment, intellectual growth and professional advancement. The programs prepare students for graduate schools, law schools, public service, business, journalism, research and education.  See the announcement at right about our success at preparing students for law school.

American Studies

Education, Research, Law and more...


Public relations, Congressional staff, Social work and more...

Political Science

Advocacy, Politics, Lobbying and more...

Public Administration

Government, Nonprofit administration, Public policy and more...


Counselor, Journalist, Professor and more...

Criminal Justice Administration

The Criminal Justice Administration Program is designed to permit the pursuit of different professional career goals while integrating the student of criminal justice and law with other relevant disciplines. A degree in criminal justice administration prepares students for entry-level employment in law enforcement, corrections and court based agencies, and provides opportunities for promotion and leadership roles within those agencies.

Criminal Justice Administration

Corrections, Counseling, Law Enforcement and more...

News & Updates

Each of the majors within the Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science provide an excellent grounding for continued study at graduate or law school. In fact, more than 95 percent of those who apply for graduate or law school after completing our political science program are accepted into the school of their choice!


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