Political Science is one of the most popular majors at Marquette University. Students find our courses challenging, engaging, and beneficial to their careers. To declare a major in Political Science, come to the Department Office in 468 William Wehr any time during business hours and drop off your completed Declaration of Major form.

Students in Political Science courses find them challenging, engaging, and beneficial to their careers.

Major requirements include 33 hours of courses in any of five concentrations. Minors require 18 hours. We offer teaching majors and minors. Many of our students attend the Les Aspin Center in Washington, D.C. We have internship opportunities.

We also offer a five year B.A.–M.A. in political science and international affairs. The honors society for political science students is Pi Sigma Alpha. See also our learning objectives. For more information, please contact your advisor or the Department at mupolisci@marquette.edu.


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The Political Science Department now offers a five year B.A.–M.A. in political science and International Affairs. If you are admitted to this program, you may count some courses taken during your senior year toward both your B.A. and an M.A. This will enable you to complete both a B.A. and an M.A. in five years instead of the six that would normally be required.

The Department’s M.A. programs in Political Science offer courses that can take you far beyond the undergraduate level. Those who have completed our M.A. have gone on to some of the finest graduate schools, launched careers in a variety of government agencies, and gained employment in various settings in the private sector.

Graduate courses in our program offer students the possibility to pursue topics of interest to them in more depth than they are able to in undergraduate classes. These courses couple smaller class sized and more opportunities for participation with an emphasis on the refinement of student research skills.

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Department of Political Science

Marquette University
Wehr Physics Building, Room 468
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-6842 (phone)
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