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Dr. Bryan MarshallWelcome to the Department of Political Science website! We are a large and growing department with over 1,000 declared majors, minors, and graduate students. With 20+ full-time faculty and staff, we offer our students a wide variety of courses and opportunities. Prospective students can find information about majors and what you might study as a Political Science student at Miami University. Current students can find information about your professors, office hours, major and minor requirements, internships, fellowships, jobs, and upcoming current events. Alumni can find information about what other alumni are doing and learn how you might be able to Make a Difference. We are very proud of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Please feel free to look around and you will understand why.

Dr. Bryan Marshall, Chair


Winter 2023 Courses

You can register for all Summer term courses now through BannerWeb.

  • POL 221W–Comparative Politics
  • POL 241–American Political System
  • POL 343W–American Presidency
  • POL 382–International Law
  • POL 399B–U.S. Legal Environment (study abroad)

Winter 2023 courses are all Online Asynchronous

Calendars & Key Dates

2022-23 Academic Calendar

Havighurst Events Calendar

Menard Events Calendar

  • Jan 23: Spring semester begins

Waitlist Information

  1. NO FORCE ADDS. POL USES BANNER WAITLIST (not ROR). Please follow the instructions below to use Waitlist
  2. Seats are ADDED to courses during each registration block. This means that courses that appear full today will have seats added before the next registration block opens.
  3. DO NOT contact course instructors or academic advisors requesting to be force added into a closed course. See #1 and #2 above.
  4. Banner Waitlist will be available during open registration. After all registration blocks had been completed.
  5. You can access Waitlist through Banner registration.
  6. Once open registration begins, you can immediately register for courses with open seats.
  7. Please note:
    • All prerequisites still apply.
    • If a course is full, add your name to the Waitlist.
    • If a seat opens, you will be notified by email and have 24 hours to accept or decline the seat.
    • If you do not respond, you will be dropped from the Waitlist and the next person on the list will be offered the seat...CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
    • NEW: You will be able to see your place on the Waitlist In your Student Detail Schedule in Banner.

Internship Search

The Center for Career Exploration & Success offers many tips and tools to assist you in your search for internships and jobs. Be sure to check out their very valuable services.

Center for Career Exploration & Success

Internship and Job Search

POL Internship Information

COVID-19 Due Diligence Checklist and Warning Statement

updated: 10/20/22