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Political Science Majors and Minors

If you’re looking for a program to get you into the world of politics, then our vote for you is political science. The political science department has developed rigorous coursework for our students to become prepared for any political journey they want. With opportunities in student-faculty research, internships and various student organizations, our students are ready for anything. In fact, many of our students continue on in fields of campaigning, teaching and law. Does this sound like something you’d like to do? Then get started in political science!

The political science department offers the following programs:

  1. Campaign Consulting Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Develop critical campaigning skills — including those related to the organization of workers, marketing of candidates, development of issues, and proper use of media and campaign finances — with a certificate in campaign consulting.

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  2. Criminal Justice, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Designed for those concerned about crime and motivated to further justice, our criminal justice program will help you learn how to protect and serve our communities. Curriculum will explore the structure and functions of law enforcement, the courts and corrections through internship and research opportunities. And our renowned degree isn't just about helping you understand the causes of crime — it empowers you to be part of the solution.

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  3. Criminal Justice Equity and Inclusivity Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The multidisciplinary minor in Criminal Justice Equity and Inclusivity is designed for students to analyze and critique issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the criminal legal system in the United States.

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  4. Global Studies Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Better understand languages, politics, cultures and global issues — and use that knowledge to make a positive impact — with a global studies minor.

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  5. International Affairs Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The international affairs certificate is designed for those interested in global awareness, cultural and political diversity, and economic globalization.

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  6. Political Science, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Learn from expert professors about justice, security, peace, minority rights and privacy, all while finding a career path you love. Whether you’re interested in pursuing law school or graduate school, or entering the workforce right away, you’ll graduate well-prepared and ready to make an impact.

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  7. Political Science - Legal Studies Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Prepare for law school or graduate school through our rigorous legal studies bachelor's degree. Housed in the political science department, this program will encourage you to explore topics in American politics, government, judicial politics and so much more.

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  8. Political Science - World Politics Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore international relations, world affairs and comparative government. Our expert faculty will provide you with a solid foundation in how states, international organizations and other global interactions influence and shape world politics, preparing you for an exciting career in political science.

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  9. Pre-Law Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming a lawyer? Our pre-law program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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Professors do not teach us students what to think, rather how to think. I will forever be grateful to my political science professors and the classes that I have taken, which have allowed me to become a critical thinker and a globally-minded citizen. I have no doubt that I have gained the best education possible through the political science department, and that is largely due to the amazing professors I have had.

Amelia Neas World Politics

Is political science the right choice for me?

When considering the right academic fit for you, the following attributes are typical of political science students:

  • Driven
  • Seeks challenges
  • Critical thinker
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