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Law, Government, and Global and Public Policy

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Understand Governance Systems

Political science is a social science that studies politics and government. With more than two-dozen full-time faculty, you’ll take a broad range of courses that reflect the diversity of faculty interests and expertise. Political science majors typically engage in research, study internationally, and secure acceptance to law school.

Contact Info

Chris Kelley, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Political Science

218 Harrison Hall, 349 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

We regularly offer a range of courses that cover central issues and questions in the study of politics and government, including courses on the American political system (e.g., constitutional rights and liberties, the American presidency, Congress, parties and interests groups, and political behavior); World Politics (e.g., international relations, international law and organizations, American foreign policy); Comparative Politics (the politics and government in the major regions of the world, e.g., Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia); Political Philosophy; and Public Administration.

At Miami, there is something for everyone

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Career Options

We prepare our students for their futures, whether in advanced studies or careers, and as citizens. Our alumni go on to study at top graduate and professional schools. Other alumni find careers in business, the Foreign Service, the armed forces, federal, state, and local government, law enforcement, lobbying, and non-profit organizations. Some of our alumni serve in Congress, at the White House, and in U.S. embassies abroad. Some of our alumni have successful careers in academic political science, including the president of a university, deans, and department chairs.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Ellen Florek
  • I have been able to harmoniously combine all of my interests together into a clear path forward. It's culminated in me having a well-rounded background that has helped me bring in lots of different perspectives.

    Ellen Florek ’19
    Political Science

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Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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