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

Call for Papers 
Ninth Undergraduate Political Science Conference  
College at Oneonta, SUNY  

Morris Conference Center 
SUNY Oneonta, NY 
Friday, March 31st, 2017 

Paper Proposal Due Date: February 24th, 2017 

The Political Science Club at SUNY Oneonta invites undergraduates to submit proposals for student presentations of individual papers or panel discussions for our Ninth Annual Political Science Conference. This conference is an excellent academic opportunity for researchers, students and professionals who share an interest in political science and related fields to come together and discuss and share their work. We encourage proposals concerning political science, international studies and related fields, or topics related to politics and government. Papers should be approximately 10-30 pages in lengths and presentations approximately 15-20 minutes long. The specific guidelines for presentations will be sent out upon approval of papers.  

As in past years, the conference will be all day, with paper and panel sessions in the morning and afternoon. There will also be a luncheon midday and a keynote speaker. We expect interesting and interactive presentations. As important as it is for you to share your research, we encourage your discussions to create interaction among students throughout the northeast which truly is the centerpiece of the conference.  

Please submit a full draft of the paper to Natalia Cecilio, the chair of the Political Science Conference at Please make sure to include a completed cover page attached to your email. Do not underestimate the quality of your papers, students are often their hardest critics and should not let that prevent them from taking part in this opportunity. Students will be notified of their acceptance by March 10th, 2017. 

The conference is sponsored by SUNY Oneonta's Political Science Club. 

Have questions? Contact:  
Natalia Cecilio 
Chair, Political Science Conference 

Dr. Bill Wilkerson 
Faculty Advisor