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Political Science

Political Science at Kent State Stark

The Department of Political Science at Kent State offers many opportunities for students to expand their horizons, from city councils to the UN Security Council. This is an exciting time to learn what politics is about: the fight for democratic freedoms, human rights, the global environment, racial equality, social welfare and other vital causes. The political science faculty bring politics to life, preparing students to be more informed citizens who are highly competitive for a wide variety of careers.

Partial Degree Completion at Kent State Stark

Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their political science degree.


  Political Science Minor at Kent State Stark

Students can complete the political science minor in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Career Opportunities

Many political science majors go on to careers in business; undergraduate political science training offers a good preparation for graduate programs in business. Students who have focused on international relations or country/area studies may find opportunities in international business and trade.

While careers in public affairs can be pursued with a bachelor’s degree in political science, there are graduate programs that offer specialized professional training for careers in public affairs and public service. There are also programs in public administration, public policy and political campaign management. Such programs provide training for public for management positions in governmental agencies, professional and interest groups organizations, the governmental relations divisions of corporations, for-profit consulting and marketing agencies and the expanding sectors of NGOs.