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.
CAREERS AFTER PARKSIDE
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.
After completion of his doctoral studies he held a one year lectureship at UW-Parkside and taught a wide array of undergraduate courses. He taught on subjects related to American politics, comparative politics, and European politics.
Following his lectureship, he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lunds Universitet in Sweden. While in Sweden, he worked on projects related to radical right political parties and gender politics. Further, he taught at the graduate level in political methodology and advised Bachelor's and Master's theses.
Dr. Hansen rejoined UW-Parkside as an Assistant Professor in Fall of 2018. His current research projects are related to political behavior in the areas of radical right party voting behavior and gender politics.