Welcome to the Department of Political Science of Case Western Reserve University.

Please note that most of our courses do not have prerequisites. They are open to anyone, including transfer and first-year students. 

Our Department offers courses that explore political behavior, institutions of government, international relations and international finance, policy-making, and protest and revolution.  Our political science faculty employ a range of research methods and approaches, including elite interviewing, survey research, field and archival research, and comparative case study analysis.

The Department offers degree programs leading to the B.A.M.A., and Ph.D..

The political science major and its related coursework can build a foundation for many types of future employment or continued education. We highlight internship, scholarship, and career opportunities for students in our weekly newsletter.

We invite prospective students to review this webpage and to read the archived department Newsletters here. We encourage you to explore the Department’s webpages to learn about our plans, degree programs, courses, world-class faculty, and recent accomplishments.


Fall 2022 Senior Capstone Presentations

Congratulations to the students who gave their capstone presentations last night, November 17, 2022!

Forbes: Professor Karen Beckwith featured

Forbes: Professo0r Karen Beckwith said there are several leadership lessons that corporate executives can learn from Liz Truss, the British politician who recently—and abruptly—resigned her post as prime minister.

Fox 8 Cleveland News: Professor Justin Buchler featured

Fox 8 Cleveland: Professor Justin Buchler discussed some of the “strange” moments in the first debate between U.S. Senate hopefuls, Rep. Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance.

Russia’s Military

Russia's Military Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm, Tink, Ballroom C U.S. scholar and security expert Dmitry Gorenburg will discuss the Russian military's tactics and plans in Ukraine and Ukrainian forces' successes. Please click on the title above for more information about the program. This program will also be live-streamed at  http://www.case.edu/livestream/s1

NBC News: Professor Matthew Lacombe featured

NBC NewsMatthew Lacombe, associate professor of political science, discussed the concept of “stealth politics.”

Department Office

Mather House 111

Scout Weber, Department Assistant

If you would like to notify our students of internship/job opportunities, please email scout.weber@case.edu.

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