"What Can I Do With a Major in...Political Science?"
Why Major in Political Science?
The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core concepts, ideologies, and theories in Political Science.
- Investigate theories of law and justice, and individual rights and responsibilities in a democratic system.
- Explain the complexities of politics in an international community.
- Demonstrate knowledge of diverse governmental systems.
- Critically assess contemporary public policy issues.
- Analyze, conduct, and critically assess scholarly research in Political Science.
- Communicate effectively about politics in both written and oral forms.
- Prepare for successful careers in public.
Related Career Titles
|Archivist||International Research Specialist|
|Assistant Deputy Secretary to Governor||International Trade Specialist|
|Association Manager||Investment Officer|
|Budget Analyst or Executive||Judge|
|Business Developer||Judicial Clerk|
|Business Manager||Juvenile Justice Specialist|
|Campaign Manager||Labor Relations Specialist|
|Campaign Staffer||Law Enforcement Officer|
|CIA Agent||Legal Assistant|
|City Finance Officer||Legislative Assistant|
|City Housing Manager||Legislative Coordinator|
|City Manager||Legislative Correspondent|
|City Planner||Litigation Analyst|
|City Project Coordinator||Lobbyist|
|Civil Servant||Management Analyst|
|Communications Director||Online Political Data|
|Community Relations Director||Paralegal|
|Congressional Aide||Peace Corps Volunteer|
|Congressional Researcher||Personnel Manager|
|Consumer Advocate||Plans and Review Officer|
|Coordinator of Federal or State Aid||Police Chief|
|Corporate Analyst||Policy Analyst|
|Corporate Economist||Political Commentator|
|Corporate Information Analyst||Political Consultant|
|Corporate Manager||Political Director|
|Corporate Public Affairs Advisor||Political Pollster|
|Corporation Legislative Issues||Political Reporter|
|DEA Agent||Press Officer|
|Defense Policy Analyst||Private Investigator|
|Entrepreneur||Public Affairs Research Analyst|
|Environmental Policy Analyst||Public Information Officer|
|FBI Agent||Public Policy Administrator|
|Federal Government Analyst||Public Relations Assistant|
|Field Officer: Campaign||Publisher|
|Foreign Correspondent||Research Specialist|
|Foreign Service Officer||Social Services Administrator|
|Foundation President||Staff Aid|
|Free-lance Writer||State Legislator|
|Fundraiser||State Personnel Officer|
|Government Intelligence Analyst||Survey Analyst/Researcher|
|Government Worker||Systems Analyst|
|Historic Preservationist||Traffic Courts Manager|
|Historic Site Interpreter||Urban Planner|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
Careers in Government
Political Resources on the Net
U.S. Government Jobs
Government and Political Science Resources
Government Jobs for Students
Jobs in Public Service and Administration
A Call to Serve
Federal Jobs Digest
Fed World - Government Information
American Anthropological Association
American Association of Political Consultants
American Bar Association
American Political Science Association
American Judicature Society
American National Election Studies
American Society for Public Administration
American Society of Association Executives
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Corporation for National and Community Service
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic National Committee
Foreign Policy Association
International Association for Political Science Students
International City/County Management Association
International Studies Association
Kansas City Metroplitan Bar Association
Midwest Political Science Association
National Association of Counties
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Governors Association
National League of Cities
National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee
Republican National Committee
Four-Year Academic Plan
The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.
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