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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



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Calendars & Key Dates

  • Until May 31: Open Registration
  • May 15-16: Commencement Weekend
  • May 18: Summer Term begins
  • Aug 23: Fall Semester begins

Summer Courses

⭐️  POL 221W–Comparative Politics
⭐️  POL 241–American Political System
⭐️  POL 254–Intro Russian & Eurasian Stds
⭐️  POL254H–Intro Russian & Eurasian Stds
⭐️  POL 261–Public Administration
⭐️  POL 343–American Presidency
⭐️  POL 381W - Global Governance

🖥  All POL summer classes are online delivery and registration is now open 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

Fall 2021 Registration and Waitlist

With Fall 2021 registration underway, many of you are now requesting force adds into POL courses. POL uses a seat release process throughout the registration. This means the number of seats will be increased when a new time block opens for students to register. The number of seats you see today is not the final number of seats that will be made available.

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 at Open Registration beginning on April 26.

👉 One Stop Banner Waitlisting

Please do not email course instructors requesting a force add. No force adds will be completed for POL courses. We know POL courses are in high demand and are working hard to meet this demand in a efficient and equitable manner.
updated: 5/13/21