Political science is the study of government and politics that develops your capacity to think critically, communicate effectively, analyze and solve problems, and gain expertise in a substantive discipline of government and politics. In this major, you can prepare yourself for life in the 21st century and for jobs in government, public administration and law. Internships are available with state legislative offices, congressional offices, municipalities, district attorney's offices, area law firms, circuit courts, and various state agencies.
The Political Science Department in the College of Letters and Sciences provides an opportunity to take a wide range of courses in all areas of the discipline--American government and politics, public policy and administration, comparative government and politics, international relations and political theory) as well as research methods. After meeting the breadth requirements, you can concentrate your remaining courses in one of the areas of the major. You are encouraged to complete an internship and participate in research projects.
The Political Science major can be pursued as a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. A minor is required for this major. You can review an outline of the major on the College of Letters and Sciences website.
The on-line Political Science major is designed as a degree completion program. Most participants have earned a transferable Associate's Degree or have completed credits toward the General Education requirements. You may complete the major entirely on line using a combination of UW Whitewater and UW Colleges On-line courses (depending on prior college experience), or combine on-line with traditional courses offered at the Whitewater campus. If you have transfer credits or are just getting started, contact us to determine your best route.
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