Political Science

Political Science

Ashland University - Ashland, OH

  • BA

Examine the great questions of justice and empire, freedom and tyranny, war and peace. In our courses, you will read and discuss original texts and personal speeches by the worldÕs great political philosophers and statesmen. When you major in Political Science at Ashland you learn to think clearly, analyze thoroughly and communicate your thoughts well both orally and in writing. You wonÕt work from a textbook and be asked to memorize endless dates. Instead, we will delve into original texts and personal speeches by the worldÕs great political philosophers and statesmen. Then, in a conversational, seminar-style environment weÕll discuss key ideas together and come to well-reasoned conclusions. ItÕs a powerful way to learn, and somehow fitting for a campus that is also home to the renowned Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs that is dedicated to the scholarly defense of individual liberty, limited constitutional government and civic morality. What YouÕll Love About the Political Science Major: You will get to know your professors well and they will serve as advisors on your research projects. You will study original texts and dig out the truth yourself, rather than having it served up to you in a textbook that is someone elseÕs opinion. Instead of lectures, youÕll learn through a conversational, seminar discussion format that invites sharing among students and professors. YouÕll have the opportunity to attend events sponsored by the Ashbrook Center that brings foremost political minds of our day to campus. Among the notable public figures who have participated in the CenterÕs programs are Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, Margaret Thatcher, Henry Kissinger, William Bennett and many others. Every other year, our department makes an overseas trip to study a political subject. We have visited Florence, Italy, to study ÒMachiavelli in His HometownÓ and England, France, and Germany to study the Second World War. YouÕll have the opportunity to write a senior thesis under the guidance of a faculty member. Writing a thesis is excellent preparation for graduate school and for future career positions you may hold. Recent topics have included such areas as: MexicoÕs Move Toward Democracy in the 2000 Presidential Elections, Marriage and the Family in the Founding Era and Power and Pretext: The Status of Justice in Thucydides. REACH YOUR CAREER GOALS, ENHANCE YOUR CAREER POSSIBILITIES A degree in Political Science allows you to enter a wide range of careers and is excellent preparation for graduate school... Click for more! PROFESSORS WHO ARE GIFTED TEACHERS Professors enjoy mentoring students and will work with you closely on your senior thesis and other research. Professors use the conversational seminar teaching style to encourage students to think and share their ideas in class. All professors are engaged in professional research such as exploring the political thought of Mark Twain, American foreign policy and the American Civil Rights Movement among other topics. Professors will teach all of your classes, never graduate students or teaching assistants. INTERESTING CLASSES YOU MAY TAKE Students at Ashland University have the opportunity to take interesting classes such as Ancient Political Thought, The Presidency and Congress, International Relations and Constitutional Power. Click for more info on these great courses! GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE Students are encouraged to fulfill an internship during their college years. Over the years, a number of our students have received internships through the Ashbrook Center to work in the White House and elsewhere in Washington, D.C. Other students have worked on presidential campaigns for both parties and as legislative interns in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees


    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies


    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary


    per Year

Visit Now