History, Political Science, & Disaster Science




The Department of History, Political Science, and Disaster Science is responsible for developing and offering baccalaureate degree programs to students who wish to pursue educational opportunities in one of the department’s core disciplines. The programs offered by the department are of the highest quality and prepare students not only to take up a wide array of positions in the workforce but also to pursue graduate-level education if they so wish.

In addition, the department provides substantial general education support to programs offered by other Departments on LSUA’s campus. At present, the department offers general education courses in geography, history, and political science.


LTC Joshua Drake, Professor of Military Science, Northwestern State University, drakej@nsula.edu


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About the HPDS Department
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science
Career Opportunities in Political Science
Bachelor of General Studies - Pre-Law Concentration
Career Opportunities with a Pre-Law Degree
Internships and Public History Program
ROTC Program
Bachelor of General Studies - Disaster Science and Emergency Management Concentration
Career Opportunities in Disaster Science and Emergency Management




Contact Us

Dr. James Rogers II, Department Chair
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria LA 71302


Department News

Professors Present at the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference

Oct 28, 2019, 14:42 PM
Two LSUA professors recently presented papers at a conference sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association.

Dr. Christopher Stacey and Dr. Jerry Sanson presented papers at the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association in Pensacola, Florida on October 17 and 18. Dr. Stacey’s paper, “Rasslin’ with Race: The Memphis and Mid-South Wrestling Territories, 1959-1992, and the Evolution of Political Culture in the South,” was part of the session “Rasslin’, Race, and Region: The Intersection of Professional Wrestling and Southern Culture from 1960-1980.” Dr. Sanson’s paper, “The Great War’s Lingering Effect in Louisiana: The Establishment and Legacy of Camp Beauregard,” was included in the session “Reflections and Legacies of War.” 

The Gulf South Historical Association preserves and promotes the history and cultures of the Gulf South and the Caribbean Basin within state, regional, and international contexts.


Additional Resources

If you would like to know more about the History & Political Sciences department, please give us a call at (318) 473-6470 or drop by and see us in Mulder Hall 303.