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political science

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Political Science?"

Why Major in Political Science?

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree

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

Department of Political Science
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

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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: B.A. Degree
Political Science: 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