Harrison Hall Harrison Hall

Harrison Hall will be closed from 11/23/20 through 1/18/21.
Please email or telephone for departmental assistance.

political@miamioh.edu or 513-529-2000

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

Fall 2020 Calendar

  • Nov 30: Credit/No Credit deadline (full term)
  • Nov 30: Remote study day for final exams
  • Dec 1: Remote study day for final exams
  • Dec 2-8: Remote final exams
  • No final exams on Sat 12/05 or Sun 12/06


  • Jan 4: Winter Term begins
  • Jan 25: Spring Semester begins

Spring 2021 Waitlist

POL will be using Banner Waitlist to process force add requests. Please visit the One Stop webpage (link below) that explains how Waitlist works. Waitlist will be available when open registration begins on November 16.

One Stop Banner Waitlisting

Please do not email course instructors requesting a force add. No force adds will be completed prior to the Open Registration period. We know POL courses are in high demand and are working hard to meet this demand in a efficient and equitable manner.

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

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

Changes in Harrison Hall

COVID-related changes in Harrison Hall:

  • 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.
updated: 11/20/2020