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

Model UN 2016
Monday, October 19, 2016-- 3-4pm
Schumacher 100

Culture & Development in Bolivia
Monday, October 26, 2016 - 3-4pm
Schumacher 100
Culture & Development in Bolivia
Service Learning Trip Spring 2016
May 16-June 4

Interim Provost Dr. James E. Mackin is pleased to announce that Dr. Gina Keel
(Associate Professor in Political Science) is the 2015 winner of the
Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva Faculty Award and will deliver this year’s lecture titled,
From Civic Projects to Political Action: Challenging Students to Embrace Change Agency,”
on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Craven Lounge.
Created in 2008 to recognize faculty service both in and outside the classroom, the Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva Faculty Award is made possible by an endowment from Dr. Ashok Kumar Malhotra, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy, to the College at Oneonta Foundation.  Criteria for receiving the $1,000 award include:  community service – locally, nationally, or internationally, the ability to motivate and inspire others to perform community service, and the integration of community service in the teaching and learning process.The lecture is free and open to the public.  A dessert reception precedes the lecture


2015 Political Science Picnic

Above pictured left to right:
Emily Badalamente, Joel Whitmore, Kayla Hancock, John Mahon, Shane Magnetti, and Egzone Sulejmani

Awards and Honor Society Inductions

Joel Whitmore at the Academic Achievement Award Reception.
Standing with Joel is President Dr. Nancy Kleniewski
and Interim Chair of Political Science, Dr. Richard Barberio.
March 18, 2015