Welcome to the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at The University of Akron has a strong faculty dedicated to teaching and scholarship in the field of political science.

Our faculty has published over:

  • 28 books
  • 245 articles and book chapters
  • 322 professional conference papers
  • 100 governmental and corporate reports

The faculty is equally dedicated to excellence in teaching. Many employ various modes of multi-media instruction, service learning, internships, and other innovative teaching exercises. The department emphasizes its practical orientation toward career planning, and personnel are available to provide such advice and counseling. 

The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics is a bipartisan research, teaching and experiential learning institute dedicated to increasing understanding of the political process with special emphasis on political parties, grassroots activity, civility and ethics, and hands-on learning through internships and events.

Visit the Bliss Institute website

Olin Hall on The University of Akron campusContact Us

Department of Political Science
The University of Akron
Olin Hall 201 (see campus map)
Akron, Ohio 44325-1904

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