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Welcome to the Department of Political Science
 418 Varner Hall

Welcome to the Political Science Department website at Oakland University. The department has over 350 majors in its three undergraduate degree programs: the BA in Political Science, the BS in Public Administration and Public Policy; and our newest program, the BA in International Relations. We also have more than 70 students in the MPA program, the largest graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences. We have 18 full time faculty whose specialties cover the spectrum of political science fields: American government and politics, comparative politics, international politics and public administration. The part time faculty consists of judges, city managers, and administrators of non-profit organizations who lend real-life experiences and expertise to the courses they teach.

The strength of this department lies in its ability to emphasize teaching while at the same time encouraging faculty to engage in research and public service activities. The Public Affairs Research Laboratory (PARL), affiliated with the department, provides services to local governments and municipalities as well as research opportunities for our students.

Please contact the department secretary by phone at (248) 370-2352.

If you have questions about this website, use the contact form.



04/17/14 - Students shine at national political science conference
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03/28/14 - OU students publish national journal on politics
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03/11/14 - Students gain insight on state government at OU Day at the Capitol
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03/05/14 - Award winning Model UN team returns from conference with exceptional honors
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01/22/14 - Political Science students heading to Sochi to skate in Winter Olympics
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