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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Barbara Bonnekessen

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

 History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Undergraduate Programs

As an integral part of Pittsburg State University's College of Arts and Sciences, the department prepares enlightened, responsible citizens who are capable of contributing significantly to the communities in which they settle and to our society as a whole.  Not only does the department provide a significant portion of the university's general education program, its programs include traditional liberal arts, professional, and pre-professional curricula. The department has undergraduate majors and/or minors in:

Geography (Major/Minor) History (Major/Minor)
History and Government (BSE/Major) International Studies (Major/Minor)
Multicultural Studies (Minor) Justice Studies (Major/Minor)
Political Science (Major/Minor)           Philosophy (Minor)
Sociology (Major/Minor) Social Work (Major)

Educating as well as training, department programs equip graduates not only to pursue rewarding careers but also cultivate student capacity for critical thought, moral reflection, and active citizenship. As for careers, our graduates secure employment in a wide range of occupations and many elect to go to graduate or professional schools. Examples of professional/graduate degrees and careers are below:

Degrees Pursued
Master of Social Work
Master of Public Administration
Juris Doctor (law school)
Master of Criminal Justice
Master of Arts in History
Master of Teaching
Doctor of Philosophy
Probation and Parole
Hospital Case Manager
City Planning, GIS Specialist
Social and Health Services
Law Enforcement
High School Teaching
Social Work Practice

Contact information below. You can also link to the individual contact or program.
Program Directors
International Studies Dr. Darren Botello-Samson 620.235.4334 | email and bio | RH 412H
Social Work Dr. Kristen Humphrey 620.235.4329 | email and bio | RH 327A
Women's Studies Dr. Browyn Conrad 620.235.4333 | email and bio | RH 316
Program Coordinators
Geography Dr. Catherine A. Hooey 620.235.4327 | email and bio | RH 322
Graduate Program, M.A. History Dr. Jonathan F. Dresner 620.235.4315 | email and bio | RH 406F
History and Government Education
Dr. Kirstin L. Lawson 620.235.4319 | email and bio | RH 406E
Justice Studies Dr. Roy F. Janisch 620.235.4346 | email and bio | RH 320
Multicultural Studies Dr. Harry L. Humphries 620.235.4328 | email and bio | RH 317
Philosophy Dr. James McBain 620.235.6039 | email and bio | RH 412G
Political Science Dr. Darren Botello-Samson 620.235.4334 | email and bio | RH 412H
Sociology Dr. Marjorie Donovan
Dr. Gary Wilson
620.235.4335 | email and bio | RH 412D
620.235.6020 | email and bio | RH 311A