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

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