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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.

We have made some changes to Harrison Hall 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

  • 2020-21 Academic Calendar
  • Havighurst Events Calendar
  • Oct 9: Second Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference
  • Oct 9: Midterm Grades available to students
  • Oct 19: Last day to drop class with "W" (full term)
  • Nov 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (campuses open)
  • Nov 26-29: Thanksgiving Holiday (campuses closed)
  • 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

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.

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.

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COVID-19 Due Diligence Checklist and Warning Statement

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updated: 9/17/2020