The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's world politics bachelor's degree is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in world affairs, international relations or comparative government.
The curriculum within the major will provide you with a solid foundation in political theory, government and politics from a global viewpoint. Coursework will explore how states, international organizations (private and public), and other global interactions influence and shape world politics. Our interdisciplinary approach to the degree allows you to take courses from a variety of departments and subjects, ranging from geography and language to anthropology and economics. Throughout the program, you'll learn from expert faculty who are passionate about political science and creating a personalized education to help you achieve your goals.
While at UW-Eau Claire, you'll not only have the opportunity to study the politics of the world — but you'll get the chance to see it, too. Join experienced faculty in Argentina as you study society, culture and economics during a cultural immersion program. Or study abroad in places like England or Guatemala. Countless opportunities to further your education outside the classroom — such as student organizations, internships and student-faculty research — are convenient ways to create a well-rounded and versatile education that is bound to impress future employers.
Graduates of our political science department leave with a valuable background in solving real-world problems, critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities and the knowledge needed to maintain a global perspective. Upon graduation, you'll have the first-rate education and real-world experience necessary for a successful career in a variety of fields and industries.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds, including those seeking a world politics degree. For example, the Leonard Gambrell World Politics Fund offers a number of $350 scholarships to political science students who present a paper at the annual student conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your world politics degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
World politics program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- This major does not require a minor.
- Model United Nations Club (MUNC)
- Pre-Law Club
- The Society of Politics
- Mock Trial Team
- Pi Sigma Alpha
Innovative facilities. UW-Eau Claire is home to three incredible resource centers — the Center for Global Politics, the Political Research Institute and the Center for Constitutional Studies — each with the goal of supporting you as you work toward your degree. The Center for Global Politics, for example, has a mission of fostering interdisciplinary education, scholarship and community outreach in the field of global politics by bringing speakers to campus, encouraging global political awareness and supporting collaborative research on global political issues.
Fascinating, personalized curriculum. The interdisciplinary design of the world politics major allows you to pursue multiple passions and study the topics that most interest you. Explore courses in American politics, language and culture, geography, international relations and so much more.
Relevant student organizations. As a world politics major, you'll have access to valuable and fun student organizations that can help take your learning to the next level. Many students find interest in the Model United Nations Club (MUNC) organization, a student-run club where you can learn about the United Nations and its activities as well as attend two United Nations mock conferences each year.
Opportunities to travel. There’s no better way to explore world politics than to get out and see it for yourself. We offer dozens of immersion and study abroad programs that will allow you to study in different countries across the globe. Or if you want to stay closer to home, UW-Eau Claire is also one of 200 universities participating in the National Student Exchange, which allows you to spend a semester at a campus in one of 49 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada or Puerto Rico — all while paying your Blugold tuition rate.
The world politics degree is an excellent choice for students interested in graduate work or employment in world affairs, international relations and comparative government. With a strong foundation in political science, the program can also prepare you well for law school. Graduates of our world politics degree have gone on to work in foreign service, municipal government and legislation.
World politics jobs
- Communications professional
- Public affairs specialist
Curriculum within the interdisciplinary world politics degree spans a number of departments on campus, giving you a comprehensive and diverse education. A wide variety of electives allows you to personalize your education and choose courses that are most relevant to your interests and future career goals.
Classes for world politics majors may include:
- Introduction to World Politics
- Language in Culture and Society
- International Relations Theory
- Public Opinion and Political Behavior
- International Environmental Problems and Policy
- Introduction to Political Analysis
- American National Politics
- Model United Nations
Learn more about the comprehensive world politics major in the UWEC course catalog.
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