POLITICAL SCIENCE: DESIGNED FOR THE REAL-WORLD JOB MARKET
The Department of Political Science at The University of Akron offers a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S. in Political Science/Criminal Justice, a Master's in Political Science/Security Studies, a Master's in Applied Politics (MAP), a Master's 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 and more.
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, Department Chair
Akron, OH 44325-1904
Undergraduates: be sure to check out our course offerings for the upcoming Fall 2019 Semester! We have a great line up of classes as well as a couple Special Topics.
Graduates: be sure to check out our course offerings for the upcoming Fall 2019 Semester! We have a great line up classes as well as a couple Special Topics.
Political science is the study of human behavior as it relates to governments, public policy, and campaigns and elections. The discipline can be broken down into several subfields including, but not limited to American, Comparative, and International Politics as well as Public Policy and Law.
In response to the growing need for national security professionals, and pending approval by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron is planning to offer the BA in Political Science-National Security Track. This course of study is intended to prepare professionals in the world of national security occupations. Potential employers include: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation-National Security Branch (FBI/NSB), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Department (DOD), Military Branches of Service, State Department (DOS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Intelligence/Security Contracting Firms, NGOs
Contact Professor Karl Kaltenthaler at email@example.com or call 330-972-8060
A MAP Degree, What Is It?
The Master of Applied Politics, in cooperation with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the University of Akron Political Science Department, is one of the few graduate programs in the United States focusing on practical politics, and the only one in the Midwest. It is designed for students interested in election campaigns, managing organizations, and other political activities.
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
Students will be considered for admissions year-round.
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. Learn more about Security Studies track.
Contact Dr. Kaltenthaler today for more information on this amazing program.
Members of the news media frequently turn to our faculty for expert analysis of today's political headlines.