political science, law


With a political science major concentrating in law, you will be prepared for many different careers in law, public policy, and business. As a student of law, you will learn how legal institutions influence both the relationship between individuals and shape public policy.




A degree in political science with a law concentration can take you on a career path in political office, public administration, law, and criminal justice. UW-Parkside faculty and staff have professional relationships with area politicians and public officials, such as the district attorney and social service agencies which can enhance your learning experience through internships.

Political science majors prepare for many different aspects of the discipline including government service, law, and business. The strengths of the Political Science and Law Department are in comparative politics, international relations, American politics, public policy and administration, and legal studies. 

Political science majors are particularly prepared for graduate study in a number of fields. Job opportunities include campaign manager, consumer advocate, customs agent, diplomat, FBI agent, journalist, political lobbyist, and numerous others.

A unique feature of the department is the internship program which permits students to earn academic credit while directly experiencing government, politics, public administration, and law.

Find out more about our Internships


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