POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION
Welcome to the webpage of the Political Science Department and Rigelhaupt Pre-Law Center at Youngstown State University. We especially welcome future YSU students looking for information.
The department is housed on the 4th floor of DeBartolo Hall on the west side of campus. The department has a student/faculty ratio of approximately 1:25. Almost all of our classes are taught by full-time faculty members. The five full-time professors who make up the Political Science Department are considered experts in their fields, and are often quoted in regional and national publications. Please explore their individual webpages to learn more about their backgrounds, writings, and research interests.
The department also includes many programs and student organizations. The Urban Intern Program, Peace & Conflict Studies and the Global Education Program are just three examples of curricular programs. There is also the Pre-Law Society which meets throughout the year and organizes a Law Day Program. The Pre-Law Society also helps to prepare a moot court team, which competes annually in the American Collegiate Moot Court Competition. The UNA-USA-YSU works with Global Education to organize the Model United Nations Team which has won more individual and team awards than we can list on this page.