Dept. of Political Science
SUNY College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Schumacher Hall 10



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The Political Science Department focuses upon the instruction of undergraduate students. Its resources are entirely committed to teaching undergraduates, and professional development of faculty. The department does not offer graduate degrees. Classes are not taught by graduate teaching assistants.

  • To provide both introductory and advanced levels of undergraduate instruction in government and politics by employing the comparative, behavioral, philosophical, and institutional approaches to the discipline.

  • To encourage undergraduate interest in the analysis of political phenomena from both the scientific and philosophical viewpoints.

  • To foster the idea that "analytical thinking" based on factual information and disciplined analysis is desirable.

  • To prepare students in all academic majors for active, effective democratic citizenship.

Department News

Political Science Networking Night
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Le Cafe, Morris Hall

This is an opportunity for students currently studying political science to meet and mingle with alumni who graduated with political science degrees. The alumni participating will be from vast career paths, so this will allow the students to see the many different ways a political science degree can be utilized.
Contact James Errico in the Alumni Association HERE


Go Further.

Thinking about studying abroad?
Hear from recently returned
Political Science, International Studies, and International Development students!

November 11th
Schumacher 110


  • 4th Annual Political Science Conference
    Wed, 19 Dec 2012
    Call for Papers. All undergraduate students, The SUNY Oneonta Political Science Club is hosting the 4th Annual Political Science Conference at SUNY Oneonta on March 15th. If you would like to present at this conference, or would like more information about the conference, please send your paper, along with your contact information, to the President [...]

  • Daphne Sorensen to speak about her extensive work with non-governmental organizations and humanitarian aid.
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012
    November 7th at 4pm in IRC 3 On the Banks of the Zambezi River: HIV/AIDS in Rural Mozamique Daphne Sorensen to speak about her extensive work with non-governmental organizations and humanitarian aid.

  • New Major: International Development Studies
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012
    Information Sessions will be in Schumacher 12 on Monday October 15th at 12:00 AND Wednesday October 17th at 3:00 “The IDS major offers an exciting way to see how politics and economics work together in the developing world. Because it draws from several difference academic disciplines, it will give students a holistic view of global [...]

  • Dr. Robert Compton Presents Paper in South Africa
    Tue, 27 Nov 2012
    September 13th, 2012 Robert Compton, ALS and Political Science, presented a paper titled, “Developmental State for Service Delivery: South Africa and the Implications for APRM and Good Governance” at the Biennial Conference of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) held at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on [...]