Political Science is for, as we say, people who care to matter. That’s because our classes and our faculty study power, which affects everyone’s life, whether in the family, the workplace, business, or government.
If you want to change something at Kent State, in your community, or in the world, you need to understand how power is distributed and wielded—that’s what we do here. Whether your interests lie in the fight for democratic freedoms, human rights, the global environment, racial equality, social welfare, or some other vital cause, we will help you study it and engage it.
Students in our BA program can choose a general Political Science major or from three distinct “concentrations” in order to focus their studies: American Politics, International Relations/Comparative Politics, and Public Policy. Students in our MA and PhD program have three areas of concentration to choose from: American Politics, Transnational-Comparative Politics, and Conflict Analysis and Management. In addition, the department offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) for those looking for an applied graduate degree.
Our full-time faculty are committed to meeting the needs of students while expanding the frontiers of political knowledge through their research in all areas of political science. Our staff in 302 Bowman Hall is always on hand to provide more information – or to steer you in the right direction of the professor down the hall.
I hope to see you soon in one of our classrooms or at a campus event! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information about Poli Sci at KSU.