Political Science

Political science is a social science discipline that uses standard research methods to analyze politics and government at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Madison College political science courses support the Liberal Arts Transfer Program, Pre-Major Programs, and Professional Programs.

Courses

Political Science Courses


Check out the full Course Catalog or follow the individual links below.

Qualified students who enroll in the Madison College Honors Program have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member to research and develop an Honors Project in a particular discipline. By completing an Honors Project, you will receive general elective credits that may count toward your degree or certificate.

Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Maurice Sheppard (Department Chair)
Office: C3448, Truax
Phone: (608) 246-6788 
Email: MCSheppard@madisoncollege.edu

Part-Time Faculty


Jennifer Kammerud 
Email: Kammerud@madisoncollege.edu

Adrienne Roach (Honors Program Representative)
Email: ANRoach@madisoncollege.edu

Transfer & Careers

Transfer Information

Liberal Arts Transfer students seeking a Political Science major or minor may consider the following four-year institutions. Contact the specific institution for additional transfer and program information. 

Career Potential

Political Science majors and minors have careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; pre-collegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and higher education.

 

Certificates & Resources

American Politics and Government Certificate

Coming Soon!

The American Politics and Government (APG) Certificate confirms completion of core American politics and government courses that prepare students for academic success and professional achievement. This certificate can be achieved in a single semester as there are no sequencing requirements or prerequisites.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a Political Science major or minor should consider these institutions.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Highly ranked Political Science program.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Online Major in Political Science.

Edgewood College
Small classes and personal attention.

Careers Opportunities

Political Science majors and minors have careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; pre-collegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and higher education.