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The approximate percentage share of political science graduates who enroll in law school.
The number of scholarships available exclusively for political science students.



Assistant Professor
Professor Mert Kartal came to UW-Stevens Point from UW-Madison after stops in Sweden and Turkey. He teaches introduction to international relations and international simulation courses among other classes.

Become a critical thinker and engaged global citizen: study political science at UW-Stevens Point

Find small classes taught by dedicated faculty who give you individual attention. Earn an internship in local, state or national government, or even the British Parliament. Become involved with other students in campus and community politics. Receive an education preparing you for advanced studies in politics, public administration or the law. If these sound like excellent opportunities, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Political Science might be the place for you.

Political science

The political science major allows students to study the government and politics of the United States and other nations, their foreign affairs and foreign policies, and international relations. Students also have opportunities to explore other areas of interest in social sciences and humanities. Students take courses covering social scientific, theoretical and philosophical approaches to politics.

Public administration and policy analysis

The public administration and policy analysis major offers students the chance to combine the study of practical techniques of administration and policy analysis with a sophisticated and in-depth study of the political environment in which that administration and analysis take place. The pre-law program is housed in the department.

Political science faculty

Eight faculty members, all with Ph.D's from leading universities, teach courses ranging from the survey of American politics or international relations, to a range of upper-level seminars on subjects such as American constitutional law, Latin American politics, modern political theory, environmental politics, and media and politics.

Post-graduate opportunities

Many 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 as police officers, probation officers, financial planners, insurance actuaries and policy analysts, teachers, and entrepreneurs and independent business owners. Graduates also hold elected office. Our majors perform well on the National Survey of Student Engagement, which measures the research and critical thinking skills of graduating seniors.