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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Political Science

"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.

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Association Manager Investment Officer
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Biographer Journalist
Budget Analyst or Executive Judge
Business Developer Judicial Clerk
Business Manager Juvenile Justice Specialist
Campaign Manager Labor Relations Specialist
Campaign Staffer Law Enforcement Officer
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CIA Agent Legal Assistant
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City Housing Manager Legislative Coordinator
City Manager Legislative Correspondent
City Planner Litigation Analyst
City Project Coordinator Lobbyist
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Committee Staffer Mediator
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
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Manager Political Scientist
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Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Careers in Government
Federal Jobs
NonProfit Connect
Political Resources on the Net
U.S. Government Jobs
Government and Political Science Resources
Government Jobs
Government Jobs for Students
Jobs in Public Service and Administration
A Call to Serve
Federal Jobs Digest
Fed World - Government Information

Affiliated Organizations

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

Political Science Major, B.A. Degree
Political Science Major, B.S. Degree


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 and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator