Political Science

Welcome to the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers the B.A. with a Major in Political Science, the B.A. with a Major in Human Rights Studies, and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA). Students majoring in political science are taught by an outstanding array of scholar-teachers in areas of inquiry that include American politics, public law, public administration, international relations, comparative politics, public policy, environmental politics, urban politics, political theory and more.

MPA students also enjoy instruction from experienced practitioners in the field of public administration. Our students go on to many of the most prestigious law schools and graduate programs in the country, and enjoy important careers in both the public and private sectors.

The Human Rights Studies program is an integrated program grounded in traditional liberal arts. A multi-disciplined faculty is assembled from the departments or programs of Communication, Criminal Justice Studies, Economics, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. All are guided by a strong commitment to the dignity of all people.

In the News
Human Rights 07.19.18
Mass Appeal of Human Rights

A new book out this month by Joel R. Pruce, University of Dayton assistant professor of human rights, details the evolution of human rights into a mainstream moral cause.

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Faculty 07.30.18
In Memoriam: Don Vermillion

Don Vermillion, executive in residence in the University of Dayton Department of Political Science and former director of public projects for the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, died Friday, July 27. He was 68.

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2019 Malawi Practicum Application

Nine-week collaborative research experience in Chilumba, Malawi, from mid-May to mid-July, 2019. Apply by noon, Oct. 26, 2018.

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BA2MPA

Work toward the Master of Public Administration as an undergraduate student. Interested? Complete the application form now.

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CONTACT

Department of Political Science

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425
937-229-3626
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