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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 (MA) in Political Science, a Masters in Applied Politics (MAP), and a MAP/JD degree that are all geared to maximize student success.


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

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 Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

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
John Green, Interim Chair
Nancy Marion, Interim Associate Chair
Akron, OH 44325-1904
(330) 972-7406 ph
(330) 972-8841 fax

2014 Political Science Fall Course Lists

The following links contain the course offerings for the Political Science Department for Fall 2014. If you haven't filled your schedule for Fall or are interested in any one of these fantastic courses, please contact the political science department!

Graduate Course List (Fall 14)

Undergraduate Course List (Fall 2014)

Phone: (330) 972-7406

E-mail: raies@uakron.edu

Master Your Future with a Political Science Masters Degree!

New!  MA in Political Science - Security Studies Track-- To learn more Click Here.  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 on the graduate degrees click the image!

Consideration for applications for Fall graduate assistantships will begin March 1 and continue until April 1.  

New -- MA in Political Science - Security Studies Track

For more information on the new MA in Political Science - Security Studies Click on the image!

To apply to the Masters program click HERE!

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Michael Martin, who took a nontraditional path to college success, is one of the students chosen to speak on behalf of the Spring 2013 Class at commencement ceremonies May 10-12 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.