Learn in Columbus | Columbus Program in State Issues | Kent State University

Learn in Columbus

Course Work

The CPSI curriculum is divided into three units but students only register for one course worth 15 upper division credit hour through the Department of Political Science. 

Semester Ahead


During the first week of the Columbus program students will be participating in the colloquium on the Kent campus.  The colloquium is 3 days, spent at KSU's Kent campus.  It  will consists of:

  • Welcome dinner and reception
  • a speaker series 
  • team building session
  •  an etiquette lunch  

Students who live more than  an hour away housing will be provided during the colloquium.

Students will move into corporate housing complex in Columbus the following week, where they live and work during the fall semester. In a typical week, students will attend briefings and a class held in the Statehouse on  Monday and Tuesdays.  On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays work at an internship in their field.