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Resources for StudentsThe Political Science Department provides students with theoretical, historical, and contemporary background of government and politics, as well as knowledge of the various political systems of the world. Our students gain the tools to analyze and understand the history, key ideas, and recurrent patterns of politics, and are equipped to engage in and contribute meaningfully to the world around them.

 

What can you do with Political Science?

Political Science courses at UWO prepare students for careers in diverse occupations and work environments. They emphasize development of the skills employers ask for: critical thinking, written and oral communication, and quantitative analysis. Check out our Alumni connections below to see what some of our recent graduates are doing!

Ashley (Wangberg) Prew, B.S., 2010

Ashley (Wangberg) Prew (B.S., 2010), Associate Attorney, Williams & Knack, P.C. in Brighton, MI. Ashley Prew was a regular in the Political Science department back when we were housed in the then-unrenovated Clow Faculty building. A serious student with a Political...

Amy Molitor, B.S., 2012; MPA student

Amy Molitor (B.S., 2012); MPA student, University of Colorado Denver (online), and substitute teacher, Neenah Joint School District Amy Molitor crossed the graduation platform in Kolf in 2012 and really wasn't sure what was going to happen next. There are always a lot...

Joshua Tegen, B.S., 2015; MPA, 2017

Joshua Tegen (B.S., Political Science [Psychology minor], 2015; MPA, UW Oshkosh, 2017). Former: Economic Developer, City of Oshkosh; Current: Graduate Research Assistant, UW Milwaukee Department of Urban Studies and the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management...

Vanessa Paige VandeHey (B.A., 2017)

Vanessa Paige VandeHey (B.A., 2017), Senior Staff Assistant, Office of Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. is an exciting place (just ask all of our alums who live there and love it!), but there's probably no place quite as exciting as the U.S....

Andrew Johnson, B.A., 2012

Andrew Johnson (B.A., 2012 in German and Political Science); Adult/Young Adult Librarian at the Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library, Three Lakes, WI. Way up in the Northwoods you will find one of our illustrious alums sharing his German and Political Science knowledge...

Rachel Nutini (B.A., 2009)

Rachel Nutini (B.A., 2009), Financial Systems Analyst for VF, LLC. (VF is the owner of many of the brands you know and love, including The North Face, Vans, Timberland, JanSport, Eagle Creek, Lucy, Kipling and others.) Rachel Nutini had a whole lot going on in her...

Barry Derickson (B.A., 2013)

Barry Derickson knows a thing or two about finding your passion. But that's because he never really lost it. Instead, Barry danced around different career options before realizing that what he loved had always been there, calling him back: football. "When I came to UW...

Amy Gearhart Bahrani (B.A.,2011; M.A. in International Politics from Aberystwyth University [Wales/U.K.], 2012)

Amy Gearhart Bahrani never would have predicted a career in the airline industry when she sat in our classrooms and offices talking about theories of international relations. "I had no idea my current role existed even two years ago, and I can honestly say that’s been...

Kale Shirley (B.S., 2016)

Kale Shirley graced the classrooms of Sage Hall just a few weeks ago, writing papers and taking final exams. He crossed the graduation platform in Kolf during the special commencement ceremony in January (after a snowstorm cancelled the December ceremony). Things sure...

Erin Mellon (B.A., 2013)

Erin (Clark) Mellon graduated with a major in Political Science in 2013. Like many of our graduates who want an active career in politics, Erin excelled in the classroom but also found opportunities to hone her skills outside of it. "I credit my internships in college...