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Welcome to Political Science!

We educate our students to think critically and analytically about why government exists, how it changes, who controls it and how people behave in their relationship to the State. Our goal is to graduate students who are globally aware and are politically active as well-informed citizens that embrace their civic responsibilities. We pursue these goals in lectures, seminars, internships in local, state and federal government, and active learning opportunities such as Moot Court and Model UN.

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Interested in an internship?

The Department of Political Science is offering a variety of legal, political, and community internships with 23 different organizations in the Dayton area. Apply your knowledge and gain experience for course credit!

Political Science News

Presidential debate expected to boost interest in Wright State’s democracy initiative with ThinkTV

Wright State and the Dayton PBS member station are collaborating on an online election hub designed to teach K-12 students about democracy and the political process.
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Model UN: ‘A tradition of excellence’

For 37 consecutive years, Wright State's Model United Nations team has earned a delegation award at the national conference in New York City.
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