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Political Science & Governance

If you are considering a career in law, politics, foreign service, planning, journalism, education or a public service position with a private or public agency at the local, regional, state, federal, or international level, a Political Science major could be the right choice for you. In the Political Science program, you will study national and international government, politics, political theory, comparative politics, international relations, plus public policy and administration.

Political Science involves the study of government, politics and public policy both within the United States and in other settings around the world. We offer courses in American government and politics, public policy and administration, political theory, comparative politics and international relations. The faculty in the program are active in scholarly research and publication and are also dedicated to teaching.

Wisconsin, National & Global Politics

  • The knowledge of, and ability to, analyze U.S. government institutions, political processes, and behavior as well as politics in select Western and non-Western countries.
  • An ability to evaluate political institutions and processes from the perspective of democratic principles, including majority politics, the protection of minority rights and the value of due process.
  • An ability to think critically and a capacity to use political science research. This includes an understanding of social science research methods and elementary statistical concepts, and the ability to use professional resources such as journals, indexes and government documents. Learn More


Scholarships Available
Scholarships like the Denise Scheberle Scholarship are available for just Political Science Majors and Minors. These offerings can make school affordable!

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Political Science Internships & Jobs
Many kinds of internships are available for Political Science students, including work in political campaigns, political party offices, offices of public officials, nonprofit organizations, and interest groups active in the political process.

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Strong Alumni Network
"My degree in Political Science from UW-Green Bay has opened doors and made opportunity possible where there was none before. It is without a doubt the single most important self-investment I have ever made." -Mark Ard

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Why Political Science?
Are you someone who is challenged by the state of things, wants to make a difference, and wants to have a positive impact on society and social issues? Do you want to get involved and try to make things better within your community and beyond?

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UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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Political Science at UW-Green Bay

Meet Aaron Weinschenk

Studying political science helps students develop a wide range of skills, including the ability to analyze data and the ability to write well, that are relevant to careers in government, nonprofit organizations, and business. Choose classes that genuinely interest you and be sure to think about how the skills you’re learning in different classes could connect to future careers.” 

-Aaron Weinschenk, Professor and Chair of Political Science

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