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 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.
Professor Justin Buchler provides insight into the ongoing saga of newly elected representative George Santos.
Voters have few options to remove George Santos from Congress – aside from waiting until the next election
Congratulations to the students who gave their capstone presentations last night, November 17, 2022!
WOIO: Professor Matthew Lacombe discussed the reliability and accuracy of polls heading into the November election.
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: 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.