POLITICAL SCIENCE: DESIGNED FOR THE REAL-WORLD JOB MARKET
The Department of Political Science offers a number of options for undergraduate and graduate studies that will prepare students for a variety of career options. Our Faculty members are renowned in their fields and have great success mentoring students to achieve their career goals.
Olin Hall houses the Department of Political Science and the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
Department of Political Science
The University of Akron
Olin Hall 201 (see campus map)
Akron, OH 44325-1904
Dr. Nancy Marion
Dr. Phil Marcin
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)
MA. in Political Science
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.