History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science at Adams State University

The ability to make well-structured, well-supported arguments is a valuable skill in many careers. This program will give you the foundational knowledge and research skills needed to make effective public and written presentations.

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Your professors will push you to analyze different perspectives, including your own, through critical reading and discussion. You’ll learn to evaluate human civilization through different dimensions, as you study the historical and philosophical relationships between government, culture, law, and religion.

Students who graduate from the programs have strong liberal arts backgrounds that lead to many career options, including teaching, graduate school, law school, public service, museum work and more.

Bachelor of Arts

with areas of emphasis in


In addition to philosophy, the program offers minors in history, anthropology, political science, religious studies, Latino studies, and Women’s and Gender studies.

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Pre-Law Program

The Pre-Law Program at Adams State University is not a major, but a series of liberal arts courses recommended by the pre-law advisor based upon the individual needs of the students and the challenging requirements for gaining admission into law school. Students major in a variety of disciplines. Irrespective of discipline, students should possess certain core competencies. The program is designed to assist students in demonstrating these competencies. For more information about this program, including its track record of placing students in law schools across the country, contact the Department Chair.

History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science Outcomes

Average student-faculty ratio
Undergraduates who receive aid

This program produces graduates with a competent understanding of the socio-cultural forces, theoretical perspectives, and research methods that comprise a sociological perspective on society and social life.

Preparation for

Law School
Archaeology Field Work
Graduate School
Museum Work
Public History


Graduate School
Law School
Public History
Museum work
Archaeology Field Work

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Phi Sigma Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu

Political Science Honor Society, Social Science Honor Society

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Model United Nations

Participants develop confidence and leadership skills through experience.

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Mock Trial

Develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures.

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History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science Faculty

Richard Loosbrock, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Lisa-Mari Centeno, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
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Nick Saenz, Ph.D
Professor of History
Caroline Gabe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology. ePortfolio:

History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science Curriculum

Explore Some of Our Courses

HIST 314: Colonial America (3 hours)
An examination of the development of Europe’s North American colonies from their planting to the eve of the American Revolution.

HIST 328: Chicano History (3 hours)
A survey of the historical development of the character, economy, social structure, politics, culture, and ideas of the Spanish-speaking people of Mexican descent in the U.S. from settlement until present, with particular attention given to the San Luis Valley.

HIST 427: US History Since 1950 (3 hours)
A study of recent U.S. history, with emphasis on postwar social and political developments, as well as the impact of America’s role in world affairs, and with particular attention to great power rivalries, the Cold War, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam.

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