What We Offer
ONU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as well as a minor in the subject.
All members of the Political Science faculty hold PhDs.
Faculty research and teaching interests include American Government, State and Local Politics, and International Relations, Comparative Politics, as well as courses on Interest Groups, the Electoral College, and Conflict Resolution.
The HPJ Department emphasizes writing and encourages students to present their research at professional meetings.
Recent graduates have gone to graduate school in Political Science and law school. Others have begun careers in government, public policy, and electoral politics.
For more information on the Political Science Program at ONU, see the Political Science Fact Sheet.
Political Science Faculty
Dr. Rob Alexander – U.S. Government., State and Local Politics, Interest Groups, Popular Culture and Politics
Dr. Kofi Nsia-Pepra – International Relations, Comparative Political Systems, Conflict Resolution, Model United Nations
Dr. Jo Ann Scott – Constitutional Law, American Government
Dr. Michael Loughlin – Western Political Thought
Senator Mike DeWine – Political Process
Professor Nsia-Pepra giving an interview to Sky TV after speaking to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana. Nsia-Pepra's talk was on Robust Peacekeeping
Major in Political Science (47-53 hours)
American Politics ( 21 hours)
The student must complete one 6 credit hour Experiential/Research Elective and the Academic Elective courses to complete the concentration. The student may not apply to the Academic Electives any credit hours that have been applied to the Experiential/Research Elective.
Minor in Political Science (21 Hours)