Harrison Hall Harrison Hall

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

welcome class of 2025

Calendars & Key Dates

  • Aug 23: Fall Semester begins
  • Aug 27: Last day to add a course
  • Sep 10: Last day to drop w/out a grade
  • Oct 8-10: Fall Break
  • Oct 25: Last day to drop with W
  • Nov 24-28: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec 6-11: Final Exams

Winter Term Courses

⭐️  POL 221W–Comparative Politics

⭐️  POL 241–American Political System

⭐️  POL 261–Public Administration

⭐️  POL 303W–Modern Political Philosophy

⭐️  POL 343W–American Presidency

*all Winter term courses are 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

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: 7/26/21