The Political Science and International Relations Programs at Edgewood College equip students with the intellectual skills that enrich lives, careers, and active citizenship. our programs ofer a diverse set of courses spanning American politics, public policy, foreign language, peace studies, research methods, comparative politics, and area studies in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. We also help our graduates acquire meaningful internships in Madison and throughout the country.
Post-graduate employment placements include:
- Wisconsin State Assembly
- Wisconsin Governor's Office
- EPIC Systems Corporation
- U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- Unisted States Peace Corps
- Wisconsin Department of Children and FAmilies
- Democratic National Committee
Our graduates have also attended graduate school at:
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
- Pennsylvania State University Law School
- John Marshall Law School
- U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School
- George Washington University
- University of California-Fullerton
I cannot imagine studying political science anywhere other than Edgewood and the city of Madison. The opportunities and experiences the college offers me are incomparable and excellent preparation for my future plans of law school.
Hannah Hathaway (Class of 2017)
Political Science - Law & Politics
International Relations Major Requirements
All students pursing the International Relations major must take the following course work:
Social Science Interdisciplinary Sequence (12 credits)
SS 368 Social Science Research Methods
SS 369 Social Science Statistics*
SS 484 3 Senior Social Science Seminar*
*course has prerequisites
International Relations core (17-20 credits)
PS 210 GJ Introduction to International Relations
PS 262 J Introduction to the American Political Process
PS 275 GJ Introduction to Comparative Politics
PS 301 Political Ideas
SS 372 Field Experience (1-4 credits)
12 credits chosen from the following courses
PS 380 GJ Politics of Latin America
PS 381 GJ Politics of Europe
PS 384 GJ Politics of the Middle East
PS 387 J Peace and Confilict Studies
PS 388 G Democracy and Authoritarianism
PS 365 2J Model United Nations
PS 481 Seminar in International Relations
Students will also take four additional credits of political science coursework
Students are required to take one of the following courses. The other an be applied to the 12 credit elective category above.
Econ 290 The Global Economy
Econ 291 Challenges of Poor Countries
Students majoring in the Social Science Department must maintain a cumulatie gradae point average of 2.0 in courses in their respective major.
If a student receives more than one grade below a "CD" in major courses, he/she mus repeat one of these courses or an approved equivalment and receive a grade of "CD" or above in order to successfully complete the major.
Courses required for the majors may not be taken Pass/Fail.
Twelve credits of the major must be earned at Edgewood College: at least four of those credits must be in the major discipline.
Majors should consult with their advisor about appropriate courses to fulfill their Math (M) and INformation and technological Literacy (I) requirements.
For more information contact:
Political Science: Steve Davis, Ph.D. at email@example.com
International Relations: Nicholas Spina, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org