In political science at Kenyon, we study the purposes, limitations, and significance of politics in human life.Analyzing American and world politics, faculty work with students to evaluate political arguments and public policies.
An intellectual community
Why study political science at Kenyon? You'll be part of a small and vibrant intellectual community that debates both current events and the most profound, enduring issues of public life. We take political arguments seriously and strive to improve students' abilities to advance arguments and understand their consequences. More about the curriculum...
Experts in the field
You'll also benefit from working closely with professors—experts in fields such as classical and modern political philosophy, international relations, and American politics—who strive to relate political ideas to political practice. How political decisions affect people's lives is at the center of our concerns. More about the faculty...
Professor Pam Jensen was awarded the 2013 Trustee Teaching Excellence Award at Honors Day.
News & Announcements
CONGRATULATIONS to our John Chesnut Memorial Prize winners Caitlin Barker ('13) and Jonathan Wilkenfeld ('13). The John Chesnut Memorial Prize is awarded at Honors Day to the student(s) who has done the best work in the field of political science during the year.
CONGRATULATIONS to Caitlin Barker, William Braff, Daniel Harrison, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld who finished their senior exercises with distinctions. Also to those who finished with commendation: Jeremy Leiser-Mitchell, Matthew Metz, Mitchell Schwartz and Jonathan Spiegler . Congratulations on a job well done!