Department of Political Science

POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDY; DESIGNED FOR THE REAL WORLD JOB MARKET

The Department of Political Science at the University of Akron offers a BA in Political Science, a BS in Political Science/Criminal Justice, a Masters in Political Science/Security Studies, a Masters in Applied Politics (MAP), a Masters in Political Science, and a MAP/JD degree that are all geared to maximize student success.

Where our graduates work

Political campaigns, Congressional offices, the Intelligence Community, the State Department, the FBI, police departments, political consultancies, academia, think tanks, military leadership, etc.

Olin Hall houses the Department of Political Science and the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

Visit us in room 201

Department of Political Science

Dr. Nancy Marion, Interim Department Chair
Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, Director of Graduate Studies
Akron, OH 44325-1904

Phone: 330-972-7406
Fax: 330-972-8841

Fall 2017 Political Science Course Lists

Political Science Grad Course Offerings

Political Science Undergrad Course Offerings

Any questions please contact the Political Science department at 330-972-7406 or polscisa1

Summer 2017 Political Science Course Lists

Graduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Questions?

Contact the Political Science Department at 330-972-7406 or polsciSA1

The 2014 Ohio Judicial Elections Survey Findings Report

The Bliss Institute along with co-sponsors Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association and Justice At Stake, recently conducted a survey of Ohio registered voters to determine voting attitudes and behaviors in judicial elections.

Download the report

Political Science Masters Degree is the pathway to your success!

The Department of Political Science offers number of options for graduate studies that are geared toward preparing students for many different career options.  Our faculty members are renowned in their fields and have great success mentoring students to achieve their career goals.  Check out how a UA Political Science graduate degree can be your path to success!  

For more information please check out the Graduate Bulletin or contact the Department of Political Science at 330-972-7406

Consideration for applications for Fall graduate assistantships will begin April 1.


MA in Political Science - Security Studies Track

Interested in a career with the CIA, NSA, DIA, or State Department? If so, then our Security Studies program is the best choice for you. 

We live in a world, where security issues often dominate the national policy agenda.  In response to the growing need for national security professionals, the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron now offers the Master of Arts Degree in Political Science-Security Studies Track.  This course of study is intended to prepare professionals in the world of national security occupations. Please check out this information on the Security Studies track.


Contact Dr. Kaltenthaler today for more information on this amazing program.

Interested in Security Studies Careers?

The best way to gain experience and maximize your opportunity for a great career starts with an internship. If you interested in Security Studies but are not sure where to start, take a look at:

Please contact Dr. Kaltenthaler about the Security Studies program and discuss the amazing opportunities that await you!


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