Political Science

Welcome

We offer 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
Humanities and Social Sciences 06.18.19
Public Sector Career Guide

Most people don’t think about federal, state and local public services — or the people who deliver them — until the mail doesn’t arrive, roads become impassable or garbage isn’t picked up.

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Students and Campus Life 05.06.19
Bringing ROTC History to Life

The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at the University of Dayton is among the oldest operating programs in the country — and with so much history, a local student decided to bring it to life.

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Students and Campus Life 03.08.19
UD Student Named Newman Civic Scholar

University of Dayton political science major Delali Nenonene has been selected for the esteemed Newman Civic Fellows program for his demonstrated leadership capacity and investment in solving public problems.

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Human Rights 01.28.19
Moral Courage Project: El Paso

University of Dayton students traveled to El Paso, Texas, in May 2018 to interview and photograph human rights advocates, community leaders and faith leaders about their commitment to immigration rights work at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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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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Department of Political Science

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