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FAQs

1.  I think I want to be a political science major or minor.  What should I do? 

There are a few things you might do.  Speak with any of our faculty about the major or minor.  Talk with our Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, Dr. Julie Mazzei (330-672-2060).  If you decide you want to major or minor, go to the office of the College of Arts and Sciences, 105 Bowman, and make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor. You can also schedule an appointment online

2.  I’m a transfer student and want to have my courses evaluated to see if they count for Political Science credit.  What do I do?

The first step is to make an appointment with an academic advisor in the College office (105 Bowman Hall) to discuss the transient process.  Next, meet with our Undergraduate Studies Coordinator. If, for example, you took a World Politics course at Cuyahoga Community College, you will get credit for World Politics at KSU and you won’t have to do anything. If you took courses for which we do not have an exact equivalent, the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator will evaluate them. It will be helpful if you bring with you something about the courses you want evaluated, e.g. syllabi and/or catalog copy. Catalog descriptions are very helpful and you can frequently get them from the Internet.

3. This summer I want to take a political science class at another school.  Can it count towards my political science major or minor?

Probably. First make an appointment with an academic advisor in the College office (105 Bowman) to discuss the transient process and pick up the necessary form. Once you have the form, meet with our Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, who will evaluate the class and give you a decision. To expedite things, bring whatever information you have on the course with you. Catalogue descriptions are very helpful and you can frequently get them from the Internet.

4.  What can I do with a political science major?

See Careers in Political Science.

5.  Do I need a minor?

No, a minor is not required for graduation.  A political science minor works well with a major in Applied Conflict Management, English, History, Psychology, Justice Studies, or Journalism, to name a few.  Many political science majors minor in Pre-Law.  Remember---you do not need to major or minor in political science to go to law school!


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