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Admissions & Scholarships

Our admissions are based on filling out major or minor declaration form. There is no minimum GPA requirements and declaration of degree can be done at any time during student's academic career (no junior standing requirement). The major requires 12 LD courses and 24 UD courses. As disciplinary majors, Political Science students would need to have an interdisciplinary minor or major. We recommend Public Administration, Environmental Policy and Planning, Democracy and Justice Studies, Global Studies, Business Administration, Urban Studies or Communications as possible interdisciplinary supplements to Political Science major. Students should consult the general Advising Office for all other curricular issues and contact Aaron Weinschenk, if they have any questions or are in need of advising.

The UWGB Admissions Office offers helpful resources for freshmen. There are specific admission requirements for freshmen and transfer students that want to apply at the university. You can also apply using your computer by filling out an electronic application. The Undergraduate Catalog will provide information about academic programs, facilities, services, and campus life at the university.

Also, be sure to visit the Academic Advising office if you have any questions regarding general education requirements, University procedures/policies, and registration help. Freshman and sophomore students are highly recommended to talk with their academic advisor(s) often. It's not a bad idea to pick a faculty advisor early in your college career also to meet the individual and discuss your future goals and career options.


$1500 Scholarship in honor of Denise Scheberle, Professor Emeritus

This scholarship honors retired Political Science professor Denise Scheberle and her deep commitment to students and teaching at UW-Green Bay. Awarded Spring 2021 to apply to the 2021-2022 academic year, this $1500 tuition remission will be granted to the student who best meets all the requirements below.
  1. Must be declared Political Science Major or Minor
  2. Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UW-Green Bay
  3. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  4. Must have a minimum Political Science grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  5. Must have at least one (1) full academic year left of classes at UWGB, as of Spring 2021
  6. Must demonstrate their engagement and analytical ability in political science, by answering the following essay prompt in a brief (500-1000 word) essay: 
    What have you studied during your political science degree that helps you to understand the current government and political environment and how do you plan to use your political science degree post graduation?‚Äč

The deadline is April 16, 2021.  Funds awarded in August 2021.
Political science majors and minors might be eligible for PEA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award as well as Global Studies Short-Term Travel Abroad scholarship.