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

Multiple LSUA Online Programs Receive National Ranking

Apr 7, 2020, 14:19 PM
OnlineU recognizes five LSUA online degree programs.

More timely than ever, Louisiana State University of Alexandria has been ranked in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs for multiple degree programs.

OnlineU recently released the reports that have LSUA placed in five different degree program categories. The programs and rankings are: English (#4), Emergency Management (#7), Healthcare Administration (#10), Psychology (#15), and Criminal Justice (#21).

“The quality of our online programs at LSUA is well-established,” said Dr. John Rowan, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “For years, our faculty in all disciplines have delivered outstanding academic courses in an online environment. The alignment of such online excellence with nationally-ranked affordability makes LSUA a desirable option for pursuing a college degree. This is true not only in the current environment but at any point in time, especially for students who need significant flexibility.”

The rankings determined by OnlineU use a variety of data points including tuition rates, program coursework, available degrees, and accreditation.

“OnlineU researched 1,943 institutions in order to highlight the most affordable in each program. We are pleased that they have recognized many of our programs as meeting their requirements for affordability and academic excellence since LSUA strives to make higher education affordable for all students,” said Teresa Seymour, LSUA Director of Distance Learning.

For more information regarding online programs, visit online.lsua.edu.

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.