Political Science

Maurice Sheppard
(608) 246-6788

School of Arts and Sciences

Truax C2433
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6246

onday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Political Science

Political Science is a social science in which you summarize, analyze, and evaluate political phenomena at local, state and international levels. Subfields include American national government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, law and society, public policy and state and local government.

Madison College political science courses support the Liberal Arts Transfer Program and many professional degree programs.


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.


Full-Time Faculty

Maurice Sheppard (Department Chair)
Office: C3448, Truax
Phone: (608) 246-6788 

Part-Time Faculty

Matthew Lieber 

Jennifer Kammerud 

Adrienne Roach 

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.