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Political Science

Political Science is one of the most dynamic and versatile degrees in the liberal arts. As a Political Science major, you'll master the critical thinking, analytical and writing skills necessary to prepare you for success in a variety of career options—from higher education to media to government policy and more.


B.A. in Political Science:

  • American Politics and Government track
  • Comparative Politics track
Featured Faculty
Dr. Christopher Devine

Dr. Christopher Devine is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MVNU. Dr. Devine received his Ph.D. in American Politics from The Ohio State University, where his dissertation received the Henry R. Spencer Award for Best Dissertation in 2010-11. During the presidential election of 2012, Dr. Devine was featured by The Wall Street Journal and Fox News for his research on the impact of vice-presidential choices on election results. Dr. Devine teaches American Politics and Government and Public Policy, among other courses. Read More

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The MVNU Experience

At MVNU, you can choose from dynamic concentrations such as American Politics or Comparative Politics, and explore cutting edge courses on war, elections, the American Constitution, and much more. There are plenty of hands-on opportunities from Student Government to joining the College Republicans or the College Democrats. Plus, MVNU offers access to the prestigious American Studies Program—a semester of study and internship in Washington, D.C.

Chris Rednour
"My time at MVNU combined with my semester of study in D.C. gave me the theoretical framework and hands-on experience I needed to prepare myself for an effective career in politics."
Chris Rednour '15
Fiscal and Human Resources Manager, Office of Governor John Kasich
Exciting Careers
  • Law
  • Government
  • Foreign Service
  • Business
  • Nonprofit Administration
Enhance Your Education with a Minor
  • History
  • English
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
Interesting Courses I Can Take
  • Political Campaigns and Elections
  • American Politics and Government
  • Public Policy
  • Early National America