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Political Science

Welcome to the BGSU Political Science Department

The Department of Political Science is devoted to the study of political power, political institutions, public policy, public opinion, citizen participation, political economy, and the international system.

The faculty strive to:

  • Develop intellectual curiosity

  • Equip students with the abilities to write incisively, speak well, and think critically

  • Cultivate the skills necessary for citizens to participate actively in democracy, engage in political dissent, and distinguish justice from injustice

The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in political science, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, a dual Master's degree in Political Science and German, and a Bachelors of Science degree program in Fire Administration.

The department prepares students for success in graduate study, law school, and public service, as well as a variety of non-governmental and private sector careers.

Political Science Department in the News

Economic Development Seminar to Feature BGSU MPA Student Projects

Political Science faculty discuss election - 13abc

Miller on the enduring ritual of political rallies - New York Times

Miller discusses President Obama visit - CNN

Miller on the Romney, Obama duel on the China trade policy - The Hill

Miller on Lucas County early voting location - WTVG

Miller on the women's vote this election - WUPW

Miller on education funding and the Presidential election - FOX News