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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

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Turn Theory Into Practice

We're dedicated to analyzing public life and promoting positive engagement.

Political science is one of the most relevant majors in today’s society. You’ll learn how to navigate the complexity of the world and help address some of the biggest problems we face – like climate change, rising income inequality and accessible health care. But it’s not just about the knowledge you’ll gain in the classroom. Political science gives you the skills you need to digest and sort information – something that’s more important than ever in our saturated media landscape. With your degree, you’ll be able to cut through the noise and make an impact.

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Visionaries Wanted

Broaden your perspective and get the chance to improve your community by earning your degree in political science.

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A Versatile Career

Capitalize on your knowledge and professional experiences during college to launch your career in fields like business, politics, education or law.

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Affordable & Accessible

Rising tuition is making college inaccessible, but everyone who wants an education should get one. That’s why we keep your cost as low as possible.

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Understand The Big Picture

A degree that makes everything click.

So many of the things we experience every day are influenced by government and politics. But how many of us really understand the inner workings of political systems? If you have the desire to make sense of the world around you, a political science degree is a great place to start.

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Broaden Your Career Path

Don’t just rely on your degree to further your goals – stand out to future employers by getting experience outside of the classroom.

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Double Major

Political science pairs well with many other degrees offered here at UW-Green Bay, like public administration, environmental policy and planning, communication and business. A double major looks great on your resume!

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Student Government

The university is here because of students like you. Take an active role in UW-Green Bay’s governance and make sure the college is built for our students by getting involved.

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Applied Politics Certificate

Starting in Fall 2022, you can strengthen your resume with an applied politics certificate. It’s one of a kind in the UW system and requires 22 credits. For a future in politics as a legislative aide, policy analyst or working on campaigns, this certificate is a no brainer.

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UW-Green Bay Political Science Alumnus Casey Hicks

Gain Global Understanding

"By the time I was a senior in high school, I was deeply involved in Model United Nations and had taken a couple college philosophy classes through Youth Options offered by my school district. Through both of those experiences, I learned about human rights abuses that were occurring in Palestine and the Middle East. It ignited in me a desire to work on human rights issues, and majoring in political science seemed like the best discipline to lead to me to that."

Casey Hicks '17
Organizing Director – Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Professor Aaron Weinschenk

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Professor Aaron Weinschenk, the chair of political science, earned his bachelor’s degree here at UW-Green Bay. Now he’s here to help and encourage you throughout your career.

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