Pearl Buck said, "If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday." If you are fascinated by the rise and fall of empires, the events leading to world wars, and how events of the past relate and are mirrored in modern times, you'll feel right at home in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at Indiana University Kokomo. When you are a part of this program, you won't just have your nose in a textbook; this program is interdisciplinary and hands on.
Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy
How IU Kokomo Prepared Hannah Bourne for Graduate School
Hannah Bourne was a double major in communication and history and political science. As she moves on to graduate school, she takes time to reflect on her amazing experiences here and the relationships she built with caring faculty.Check out the full interview
The history/political science program offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in History/Political Science and several minors from which to choose. You can get involved with your peers and faculty by joining the Philosophy Club or the History/Political Science Club; check out our Facebook page to see what we do for fun around here!
A Lifetime of Success
Brothers graduate together
For most of their lives, brothers Ely and Henly Page have done things together. Since they were about 10 years old, they’ve worked as a team in jobs including farmhand, construction, logging, landscaping, roofing, and more. As two of eight kids in their family, they graduated together from home school. Both earned their third degree black belts in karate and have taught younger students. And in May, the brothers will cross the stage at Indiana University Kokomo’s Commencement, graduating together.Meet Ely and Henly Page
Students named outstanding delegates
Four Indiana University Kokomo students were among the top delegates at the Model United Nations (U.N.) Conference at the University of Indianapolis. Bechel Crew, Scircleville; Katelyn McMillan, Lebanon; Ely Page, Kokomo; and Marcus Pruitt, Topeka, were among about a dozen students selected from more than 100 participants as best delegates at the event, in which they were assigned a country to represent, and a committee in which to debate current, relevant U.N. topics.Read about their success
Senior receives prestigious scholarship
Academic achievement, leadership and campus involvement has earned senior Hannah Bourne the Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award scholarship. “To be receiving such a prestigious scholarship from such a high-achieving group of alumni means a lot to me,” said Bourne, from Bunker Hill. “I’ve had an incredibly rich experience as an IU Kokomo student. It’s ending with earning two IU degrees, which I know will be the key to unlocking future plans.”Learn about her story