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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!

Rachel Nutini (B.A., 2009)

Rachel Nutini (B.A., 2009), Financial Systems Analyst for VF, LLC. (VF is the owner of many of the brands you know and love, including The North Face, Vans, Timberland, JanSport, Eagle Creek, Lucy, Kipling and others.) Rachel Nutini had a whole lot going on in her...

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 options before realizing that what he loved had always been there, calling him back: football. "When I came to UW...

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 international relations. "I had no idea my current role existed even two years ago, and I can honestly say that’s been...

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 Kolf during the special commencement ceremony in January (after a snowstorm cancelled the December ceremony). Things sure...

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 excelled in the classroom but also found opportunities to hone her skills outside of it. "I credit my internships in college...

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 always knew he'd take: law school. He has some powerful assistance on this journey, too. Jordan was awarded the Quarles...

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 time out of class working on campaigns and building her network. "I interned on the campaign of...

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 studying abroad with us in Europe at the time!) During her years at UW Oshkosh, she worked in the department...

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 a long time," writes Chris Astrella, who graduated in 2003 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business...

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 was the school she hoped to attend. "While I was in law school at Marquette, I always knew I wanted to work in the...