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Political Science Program Overview

Those interested in the questions of goodness, justice, leadership and virtue will thrive in Ashland University’s Political Science program. As a Political Science major, you will learn to think clearly, analyze thoroughly and communicate effectively in person and on paper. You will examine the questions of freedom and tyranny, peace and war and truth and justice. Your professors will help you encounter ideas from the past and present that can help us answer life’s bigger questions. You will be encouraged to voice your thoughts rather than recite words from open textbooks or repeat back the thoughts of your professors. In doing so, you will learn to lead others and become the human being and citizen you were meant to be.

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Delivery Format

In Person

Credit Hours


Time to Complete

4 years


Learning Experiences

Most students who major or minor in political science become Ashbrook Scholars through the Ashbrook Center. This prestigious scholarship is awarded to exceptional students of history, political science and political economy. Recipients gain access to a national network of political scholars and exclusive internship opportunities.

You may also apply for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha. This national honor society recognizes distinguished students of Political Science and provides prestigious educational, internship and career advancement opportunities. At AU, members plan events and have opportunities for leadership roles.

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Sample Curriculum

The Political Science program promotes free thinking and effective communication through the study of government, both old and new.

For additional information about the Political Science curriculum, view the Four-Year Curriculum Guide, Academic Catalog and Projected Course Rotation.

Graduate Outcomes

After graduation, you can continue your education in a graduate program or pursue a variety of career opportunities. Possible positions include:

  • Lawyer
  • Teacher
  • State/County/City Official
  • Legislative Aide
  • Executive Office Staff
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Journalist
  • Government Agency Specialist
  • Professor
  • Corporate Leader
  • Non-Profit Leader
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Contact Information

John Moser
John Moser, Ph.D.
Chair, History and Political Science Department
Professor of History
254 Dwight Schar College of Education