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About Us

Welcome to the Department of Political Science!

The Oval and Derby Hall on OSU's campus

Our department, located in Derby Hall, is home to more than 50 faculty and emeritus members who represent a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of politics, while sharing a strong interest in explaining empirical regularities in contemporary political life. The department offers extensive opportunities for training in research methods and statistics, one of the nation's leading programs in political psychology, a strong program in political economy, a developing presence in formal theory and political theory, and a new program in race, ethnicity, and gender.