Ohio State University-Main Campus Reviews - Bachelor's in Political Science
Review of Political Science Bachelors Degrees
The Ohio State University is a special place to study. It has one of the biggest student bodies in the United States. When you see buckeyes around the country and even in the world, it makes you feel proud of your school. On the other hand, political science is an interesting major, by which you learn about how the countries with different political and cultural systems are governed. It helps you understand the way politics and economics work currently in the world.
Attending The Ohio State University was the greatest experience of my life. I take pride on being a graduate of the university and I would love to go back.
I loved Ohio State- it is extremely large. It's a city within a city. It can be a bit daunting at first, but the opportunities are limitless if you just plug yourself in. I also held several jobs during college, and OSU is great for that. you'll have so much fun!
Great education! The advisors and professors are top notch. There are plenty of opportunities, offering everything from state of the art facilities, internships/fellowships like no other, and great chances to network with alumni from all over. The athletics and social scenes are amazing as well.
Graduating from The Ohio State University is a point of honor and pride for me. I made connections academically, professionally, and socially. The academic programs available are some of the best in the world, well worth the money. Plus the sports are top notch.
I truly enjoyed the Political Science Program at Ohio State. Being in the Ohio's Capital and having the ability to be at the heart of the city, county, state and national races were beneficial since my emphasis was in campaign politics. The campaign politics class required to work on a campaign throughout the quarter and have the opportunity to get a hands-on approach to the campaign. I also enjoyed the courses that walked you through each step of the campaign and learning what the processes were to run for office - from establishing a committee, gathering signatures on petitions through the final campaign finance reports. I definitely felt prepared when I chaired my first campaign for a candidate.
Attending The Ohio State University provided me with a great experience, both academically and socially (and of course football wise). I have made connections with fellow students, staff, and mentors that assist me to this very day. The education and support provided to me, has helped to ensure my current flow of progress and success. One of the proudest moments of my life was graduating from The Ohio State University. It would definitely be my top choice if asked by someone else or if I decided to continue my education further.
Both the political science and philosophy departments have professors being published at the top of their fields which is great for having access to the latest most competent information. In the political science department I experienced what I consider to be innovative coursework for the Bachelors level. Courses included a simulated political game over one quarter. A full course on identity politics. And plenty of references in various courses to competing theories. In the philosophy department, the lower level courses focus on giving students a grounded background in where philosophy has been. Also, philosophy professors in my experience had a greater focus on teaching compared to the political science department. I had a really great time and challenge in upper level epistemology courses. Overall, Ohio State has what you want. There are sports fanatics, artists, foodies, OUAB, and everything else you could want. The challenge is finding what you want and auditing your experience so that you don't keep doing things you find sub-optimal. Nothing including your schedule or degree plan is fed to you. But, if you are meticulous about it you can accomplish great things. And the alumni network is superb.