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Resources for StudentsThe Political Science Department provides students with theoretical, historical, and contemporary background of government and politics, as well as knowledge of the various political systems of the world. Our students gain the tools to analyze and understand the history, key ideas, and recurrent patterns of politics, and are equipped to engage in and contribute meaningfully to the world around them.

 

What can you do with Political Science?

Political Science courses at UWO prepare students for careers in diverse occupations and work environments. They emphasize development of the skills employers ask for: critical thinking, written and oral communication, and quantitative analysis. Check out our Alumni connections below to see what some of our recent graduates are doing!

Barry Derickson (B.A., 2013)

Barry Derickson (B.A., 2013)

Barry Derickson knows a thing or two about finding your passion. But that’s because he never really lost it. Instead, Barry danced around different career […]

Amy Gearhart Bahrani (B.A.,2011; M.A. in International Politics from Aberystwyth University [Wales/U.K.], 2012)

Amy Gearhart Bahrani (B.A.,2011; M.A. in International Politics from Aberystwyth University [Wales/U.K.], 2012)

Amy Gearhart Bahrani never would have predicted a career in the airline industry when she sat in our classrooms and offices talking about theories of […]

Kale Shirley (B.S., 2016)

Kale Shirley (B.S., 2016)

Kale Shirley graced the classrooms of Sage Hall just a few weeks ago, writing papers and taking final exams. He crossed the graduation platform in […]

Erin Mellon (B.A., 2013)

Erin Mellon (B.A., 2013)

Erin (Clark) Mellon graduated with a major in Political Science in 2013. Like many of our graduates who want an active career in politics, Erin […]

Jordan Schettle (B.A., 2016)

Jordan Schettle (B.A., 2016)

Jordan Schettle majored in Political Science and completed his degree last spring semester. In August, he moved to Madison to begin a new journey he […]

Amanda Dietrich Stuck (B.A., 2007; MPA, 2012)

Amanda Dietrich Stuck (B.A., 2007; MPA, 2012)

Amanda Stuck’s career in politics began well before her election as Wisconsin State Assembly Representative for District 57. A Political Science major, Amanda spent her […]

Marissa Theys (B.A., 2014)

Marissa Theys (B.A., 2014)

Marissa graduated with a major in Political Science, minor in History, and a Legal Studies Emphasis in 2014. (She missed commencement, however, because she was […]

Chris Astrella (B.S., 2003)

Chris Astrella (B.S., 2003)

“Elections are my favorite part of my job. At UW Oshkosh, I was the USRH Elections Commissioner, so I’ve had a passion for Elections for […]

Kelsey Burazin (B.A., 2011; J.D., 2015)

Kelsey Burazin (B.A., 2011; J.D., 2015)

Kelsey Burazin graduated in 2011 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. She was accepted to Marquette University Law School, which […]

Matt Swenson (B.S., 2012)

Matt Swenson (B.S., 2012)

Matt Swenson came to us as a transfer student from UW Fox Valley, where he (like so many others) was first inspired by Prof. George […]