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Trautman Shares her Passion for Politics

Political Science Department

With a Political Science Degree...

Political Science students at OHIO get to explore the politics of yesterday, today and tomorrow with renowned faculty whose expertise ranges from the Middle East to Africa to the United States and more. They probe the politics of race, gender, war and peace, elections and public opinion, the constitution, and civil liberties. They develop the skills and the knowledge to participate in politics and government on issues they care about.

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Hot Topics

Nationally recognized experts on ISIS, Boko Haram and today’s headlines.


Make a Difference

Make a difference and develop political science skills at Ohio University.

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See the World

Examine global political, social, and intellectual upheavals around the world.

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Get Local

Explore the politics, patterns, and problems of Appalachian and Ohio.

On Film

On Film

Use film as a lens to understanding political values and legal issues.

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Start a Career

Get ready for world-class graduate and law schools and work in top jobs.