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8/01/20: The Department of Political Science's main office in 218 Harrison Hall remains closed until further notice. All faculty and staff continue to work from home and can be reached via email.

➡︎ Miami University COVID-19 Information
➡︎ About the Safe Return to Campus
➡︎ Healthy Together FAQ

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.

We have made some changes to Harrison Hall this summer to make it a safer environment for all of us. You can see the list of changes below. Please remember, we must all do our part to protect ourselves and each other.

Dr. Bryan Marshall, Chair

Fall 2020 Calendar

Changes in Harrison Hall

You will see some changes in Harrison Hall when you return this Fall:

  • Face masks will be required at all times in Harrison Hall.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed throughout the building.
  • Classrooms will be set up with fewer desks to ensure 6' social distancing.
  • Furniture in the main lobby and benches in the hallways have been removed.
  • Seminar rooms will remain locked.
  • Improved filtration and more aggressive circulation will flush the air in the building daily...DO NOT open any of the windows!
  • Many faculty will hold office hours virtually instead of face to face.
  • Only one visitor allowed in the Main Office (218) at a time.
Lots of people are working hard to make sure we keep everyone on campus safe this fall.

Winter 2021 POL Courses

All are 100% online, and you can register through Banner now.

course descriptions

  • POL 221W–Comparative Politics
  • POL 241–American Political System
  • POL 261–Public Administration
  • POL 303W–Modern Political Philosophy
  • POL 307–Public Opinion Laboratory
  • POL 343W–American Presidency

Waitlist for Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Course Registration-Waitlist Instructions

  • DO NOT contact course instructors requesting to be force added into a closed course. POL will again use Banner Waitlist.
  • Banner Waitlist will be available when open registration begins at 8:30 AM on 7/21/20.
  • You can access Waitlist through Banner registration.
  • Once open registration begins, you can immediately register for courses with open seats.
  • All prerequisites still apply.
  • If a course is full, add your name to the Waitlist...see instructions.
  • 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!

More information about Waitlisting

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: 8/03/2020