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Summer 2014 Schedules:  Undergraduate  Graduate                            

Fall 2014 Schedules:  Undergraduate   Graduate                             

Winter 2014 Schedules: Undergraduate Graduate

Syllabi: Winter 2014         Fall 2013       

Multi-year Course Rotation: Undergraduate  Graduate

Who We Are

Faculty: 16 (with 2 more to be hired for fall 2014)

Full-time lecturers: 3

Part-time lecturers: 17


Undergraduate majors (fall 2013)

  • Political Science: 201
  • International Affairs: 73
  • Public Law & Government: 26 (+ 44 pre-law undeclared)
  • Public Administration: 27
  • Public Safety Administration: 45


NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program

Award-winning Mock Trial and Model United Nations teams

More than 2,000 alumni in 48 states and 18 foreign countries


Recent graduates:

  • The Class of 2013 includes scholarship recipients attending law school at Michigan State, Ohio State, Toledo, William and Mary, and Wisconsin; M.A. programs in international affairs/area studies at Pittsburgh, NYU; and a position with UNWOMEN in Niger.
  • The Class of 2012 included scholarship recipients attending law school at Michigan State and Virginia, a fellowship recipient doing Ph.D. work at the University of North Carolina, and students enrolled in M.A. programs in international affairs at Pittsburgh and Sydney (Australia).

Department Head: Dr. Arnold Fleischmann

MPA Director: Dr. Gregory Plagens

MPA Advisor: Dr. Barbara Patrick

Senior Secretary: Doreen Mendelssohn

Department Secretary: Connie VanAtta

The Department of Political Science is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344