Welcome to the Political Science Department website! Here you will find information on the wide variety of courses and degrees we offer that will both challenge you and let you explore different topic in Political Science. Our diverse faculty conduct groundbreaking research in multiple fields and are national experts who are eager to work with all students. You will also find information on various career opportunities that will open to you upon graduation with a degree in Political Science. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Nancy E. Marion, Ph.D., J.D.
Chair, Political Science
Department of Political Science
The University of Akron
Olin Hall 201 (see campus map)
Akron, OH 44325-1904
Dr. Nancy Marion
Dr. Phil Marcin
Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler
Master of Applied Politics
Dr. David Cohen
Dr. Phil Marcin
Dr. James McHugh
Congratulations to all of our students who were inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha!
|Lazar Bogicevic||Sindi Morsches||Gurveen Sandhu|
|Brittainy Butler||Jeremy Noll||Nour Shakaki|
|Parker Codding||Brandon Plaza||Isaiah Smith|
|Callie Gerzanics||Dakota Prince||Jessica Vasillides|
|Robert Gray||Amy Quitter||Wan Yu|
|Ryan Laverick||Brianna Rummer|
For more information, visit the Pi Sigma Alpha website.
A resource to prepare the security professionals of tomorrow by bringing together students, faculty, and security practitioners for training, research, and education in the areas of national security, cybersecurity, community security and law enforcement, as well as intelligence analysis and operations.
We believe that a degree in Political Science is one of the best tools for a student seeking a comprehensive liberal arts education. Critical thinking, argumentative writing, analysis, persuasion, and social research are some of the foundational skills our students will have after completing a Political Science major. Additionally, our students are well prepared to compete in a competitive, global market requiring ethical and practical problem solving skills.
B.A. in Political Science
B.A. in Political Science - National Security Track
B.A. in Political Science/Juris Doctorate (3+3)
B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)
M.A. in Political Science - Security Studies
Master of Applied Politics (MAP)
Juris Doctor/Master of Applied Politics
Members of the news media frequently turn to our faculty for expert analysis of today's political headlines.