Political Science

If you’re looking for an education that prepares you for a career in politics, public administration or the law, political science at UW-Stevens Point is for you. Our students participate in campus and community politics, and receive individual attention from faculty who teach small classes. Some students earn internships in local, state or national government, or even the British Parliament.

Explore Career Opportunities

Many UW-Stevens Point political science graduates attend graduate school in areas such as public administration, public policy, industrial relations, political science, law and international relations. Others enter the workforce, and among other things, work as police officers, probation officers, financial planners, insurance actuaries and policy analysts, teachers, entrepreneurs and business owners. Some of our graduates even hold elected office.

Get Involved on Campus

Political Science students can build their resumes through a variety of activities. The College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium gives students the opportunity to present research projects undertaken with a faculty mentor. Student organizations include the Model UN, Model EU, and Student Legal Society. Pi Sigma Alpha is the honor society for college students in political science and government. UW-Stevens Point also hosts the College Democrats and College Republicans.

More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Qualified seniors can serve in an internship with a local government agency. Interns have served in a variety of places, from district attorney’s offices, police departments, and mayor’s offices, to government offices at the state and federal level. The department participates in several Washington, D.C., internship programs, as well as international internships supervised by the Office of International Education.

Meet Your Political Science Professors

Our full-time faculty members, all with doctorates from leading universities, teach introductory courses in American politics, comparative politics, political theory, and international relations. Faculty also teach a wide range of upper-level seminars on subjects such as American constitutional law, environmental politics and policy, European politics, Latin American politics, U.S. foreign policy, minority group politics, international security, public policy analysis, and terrorism and homeland security. Meet your professors!

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