Bachelor of Science in Political Science


30 in Major 120 to Degree

$395 Per Credit

Political science is the study of governments, political processes, public policies and political behavior by groups or individuals. Coursework is divided into four areas of study:

  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • Political Theory

The Political Science Department has been a leader at UWM in online education. We’ve been offering the major entirely online for more than a decade! Want instructors who are experienced in offering engaging content online? Pol Sci Online may be for you!

Program Description

All majors must take some coursework from each of our broad areas – American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics and Political Theory. There is also room for electives where students can take more classes in a particular area of interest. Students who opt for the Law Studies specialty will take more courses on law and the Supreme Court either as part of the required classes and electives or in addition to those classes. See Program Description

Career Opportunities

Students leave UWM ready to enter graduate school or the world of work in government, international organizations, campaigns, business, consulting, nonprofits, and many other industries. Many students find that a degree in Political Science aligns well with their interest in law and their plans to attend law school after college. We offer a large number of courses in constitutional law and legal practice in society, and students can focus their electives around these as part of the Law Studies option within the Political Science major, which is also available online.


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