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Major Advising Political Science

Study abroad and...
•Gain international perspectives in the field of political science
•Understand global political issues
•See world events through the perspective of another political culture
•Build your resume by demonstrating your flexibility, independence and willingness to take on new challenges
•Acquire skills in preparation for the increasingly diverse and international workplace

Plan Ahead...
As a political science student, you can study abroad during almost any semester in your college career. And with opportunities for multiple elective credits in the major, you can study abroad and make progress towards your degree. Discuss study abroad options with your adviser and the department chair.

The best time to start planning for study abroad is your freshman year. You will probably want to take at least one political science course in preparation for taking additional courses abroad.

The majority of UW-Eau Claire students study abroad as sophomores. You can fulfill both general education requirements and fulfill political science major requirements.

Nearly as many students study abroad as juniors. Now you may be more focused on upper division political science electives.

You can still study abroad during the first semester of your senior year, although you will need to choose your location carefully to ensure that you can take specific classes you need for graduation. Due to the political science capstone requirement, it is very difficult for students to study abroad during their last semester.

Fulfill Graduation Requirements
General Education: General education credits can be fulfilled on almost all study abroad programs.

Major requirements: Political Science courses are offered at the sites below. With advanced planning, you will be able to earn credits for your political science major.

Minor requirements: Depending on your minor, you may also be able to take courses to fulfill those requirements abroad.

Programs for Political Science Students
The department chair of Political Science has evaluated courses for these programs:

As the Political Science department and the CIE work together, specific programs recommended may change, check back for the latest information. 

updated 6/25/13 - links

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