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
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.
The BGSU MPA program is proud to announce that it is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
Political Science Department in the News
Shannon Orr honored for Faculty Excellence in Community and Civic Engagement
POLS 6600 student group project wins Kurt E. Hofmeister Outstanding Student Group award for community engagement
Miller on the enduring ritual of political rallies - New York Times