Hometown: Marinette, WI
Majors: Criminal justice and political science
Senior Lee Schuchart added a political science major after he took comparative politics and determined he didn’t want to be a cop.
Through his political science courses, Schuchart said he became a better writer and learned to write a research paper.
“In political science you learn how to formulate a thought really well and do a lot of writing,” said Schuchart.
Schuchart plans on attending law school and said you do a lot of writing and are provided with a diverse set of ideas in political science courses, which is good preparation for law school.
“Political science diversifies you, introduces you to theories about how the world works and many different areas of study that I never realized even existed,” said Schuchart.
Schuchart said it seems strange to say it, but he has learned a lot on what it means to be professional from Professor James Krueger. "He taught me what I’ll have to be like in the future," Schuchart said. "And I can talk to him whenever I want."
Although Schuchart is going into law school, he said that many people outside the political science field misunderstand it. “The main misconceptions that others have about political science are that you have to be a lawyer and that it’s all American politics,” Schuchart said. “People don’t realize the intricacies of American government.”