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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

Join Pi Sigma Alpha

Applications are open for Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Students must have at least 10 semester hours in Political Science at the 300-400 level, with at least a 3.00 average in those classes and a GPA that places you in the top 30% of the junior and senior class of majors.

Apply here

POL Summer Courses

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

  • POL 221W–Comparative Politics
  • POL 241–American Political System
  • POL 254–Intro Russian & Eurasian Stds
  • POL 254H–Intro Russian & Eurasian Stds
  • POL 261–Public Administration
  • POL 343–American Presidency
  • POL 382W–International Law

Summer term courses are all Online Asynchronous

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

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Calendars & Key Dates

2021-22 Academic Calendar

Havighurst Events Calendar

Menard Events Calendar

  • Feb 28: Last day to apply for August graduation
  • Mar 14: Fall course schedule viewable online
  • Mar 21-27: Spring Break
  • Mar 28: Fall registration time-tickets viewable online
  • Apr 6: Fall ticketed registration begins
  • Apr 18: Last day to withdraw from University (5:00 p.m.)
  • Apr 29: Last day to apply for December and January graduation
  • May 14: Spring Commencement
updated: 1/27/22