Why Political Science?
Politics impacts nearly everything you do or experience, from the food you eat, to the tuition you pay, to the price of gas at the pump. Politics decides “who gets what, when and how” and what values are treated as authoritative. By learning about politics our students gain vital knowledge about how the world works, all the way from their city or town to the global community.
The study of Political Science emphasizes analysis, research and writing skills applicable to virtually every situation in life. Our students develop leadership and management skills and have many opportunities for internships with elected officials, political campaigns, and non-governmental groups. As a result, our students are well trained for the job market in a wide variety of fields like law, business, government service, community organization, teaching and journalism.
Front Left to Right: Professors Jim Simmons, Druscilla Scribner, Tracy Slagter, Academic Department Associate Angelee Hammond, Professors David Siemers, Michael Jasinski; Back Row Left to Right: Jason Kalmbach, Jerry Thomas, Gregory Gunderson, and James Krueger
The primary mission of the political science department at UW Oshkosh is to provide students with theoretical, historical, and contemporary background of government and politics, as well as knowledge of the various political systems of the world.
The political science department aims to provide a comprehensive curriculum leading to a major, three minors, two emphases and certificate within the department.