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Learn the law

Being a part of the political science and criminal justice department means becoming well versed in politics, law and so much more. You’ll be able to gain skills professionals are seeking and be a part of one of the best programs Wisconsin offers. Not only will the courses you take prepare you for your future, you’ll have professors teaching you who truly care about your success and will be resources for you along the way.

Studying any of our political science and criminal justice majors or minors can lead to careers in law enforcement, campaign managing and paralegal studies.  Our students are driven by wanting to protect and help our society and world, by putting their studies into action and making a difference along the way.

Political Science

See specific details about our majors and minors.

peace AND politics

Kristen Hathaway talks about her study abroad in Ghana, how she combined peace AND politics, and the difference her efforts are making in the lives of people she met.


Specialize your studies

Getting a certificate at the university means you have the opportunity to study something that could aide in your future career and enhance a passion you may already have. Learn about what certificates we offer as a department.

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