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CHANGE THE SYSTEM!

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The Political Science Discipline

 

The Political Science program at UW is at the perfect vantage point to evaluate and learn from everyone's unique perspectives of governance and citizenship. Our program asks the big questions: What does it mean to make policy? How does diplomacy work? Does conflict have a benefit?

Our goals are to help students better understand political processes and to develop the critical thinking and analytic skills necessary for effective participation in the political process, successful careers in the public and private sectors, and further study in law, political science, and public administration.

Courses of instruction in the Political Science Program at the School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies are offered in the following subfields: American politics, comparative government, international relations, political philosophy, public law, and public administration. Areas of focus include analysis of government structures and processes, citizens’ influence on government, policy content, philosophical concepts and traditions, political systems of other nations, and resolution of conflicts between nations.

Join our 170 majors in the Political Science program at the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies--become the leader you see yourself being, challenge the system, and convince the world that there is another way to learn from and resolve that pervasive conflict.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE?

Political Science is the study of how societies govern themselves and interact with one another. Courses of instruction in the Political Science Program at the School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies are offered in the following subfields: American politics, comparative government, international relations, political philosophy, public law, and public administration. Areas of focus include analysis of government structures and processes, citizens’ influence on government, policy content, philosophical concepts and traditions, political systems of other nations, and resolution of conflicts between nations.

Our goals are to help students better understand political processes and to develop the critical thinking and analytic skills necessary for effective participation in the political process, successful careers in the public and private sectors, and further study in law, political science, and public administration. Here are some jobs our recent graduates have been hired for:

  • Policy Consultant
  • International Law
  • Ambassador/Attaché
  • Global Culture Analyst
  • Non-profit Director
  • Journalist/Pundit

 

 

WHAT THE PROGRAM CAN DO FOR YOU

The Political Science Program @ UW connects you with several opportunities that help students excel in their studies, during and after graduation:

  • connections to dozens of internships
  • membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science honors society
  • scholarships for studies abroad, field research, and internships
  • career opportunities
  • Political Science Club

See more information on each in the links below...

 

BUILDING COMMUNITY ACROSS DIFFERENCE

Lessons from Northern Ireland:

 

Dr. Tom Frawley and Reverend John Dunlop, civil leaders in Northern Ireland, share their stories and perspectives with Associate Professor Nevin Aiken, Ph.D. from the School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies, University of Wyoming.

 


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