Department Mission 

The primary mission of the Political Science Program is to create a community of responsible and engaged citizens and leaders by providing the intellectual skills and substantive knowledge necessary to analyze, interpret, and participate in domestic and international political and governmental processes. The Program also provides students with the knowledge and abilities necessary to excel in graduate and law programs, and transferable skills that graduates can use to succeed in the public and private sectors. The faculty provide expertise on international, national, and local political issues, and ongoing philosophical discussions concerning politics and government.

Important Dates


2015-16 Departmental Activities 

April 28, 2016

Dr. Davida Alperin received her medallion at the UWRF Employee Recognition Luncheon in honor of her 25 years of service to the University.  Contratulations!

April 13, 2016

Dr. Neil Kraus presented the sixth Contemporary Political Issues Roundtable, "The Rise of Donald Trump: What it tells us about American Politics."

April 6, 2016

Dr. Neil Kraus was interviewed by KSTP 5 regarding the April election in Wisconsin.

April 4, 2016

Dr. Neil Kraus was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The West Side," in a program offering a preview of the April 5 Wisconsin primary election. 

April 1, 2016

Dr. Neil Kraus was interviewed by Fox 9 News regarding the April election in Wisconsin.

September 3-5, 2015

Dr. Neil Kraus was chair and discussant on the panel entitled "Local Civic Engagement in Context: Neighborhoods and Participatory Institutions" at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco.


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