History and Political Science

History and Political Science

Whether you are working on your general education requirements or plan to major in history or political science at a four-year school, Harper College offers a wide variety of history and political science courses that fit your needs and interests. From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the capitol building in Springfield, our course offerings cover the globe, and will give you an understanding and appreciation for the major events that shaped the world we live in today.


History and political science courses at Harper meet IAI standards, and can be transfered to any public university in Illinois, and many private and out-of-state public universities. To learn more, visit itransfer.org.

Courses are open to students taking general education requirements, as well as community members who would like to expand their knowledge and engage in conversation of history, culture, and current events.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in history or political science. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals. 


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our Request information form.