Department of Political Science

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What careers do Political Science majors pursue?

Poli Sci majors learn quickly, work well in teams, and have basic understanding of the policy process and the operations of government. Poli Sci majors understand that for every endeavor, no matter how important, there is a mountain of ordinary grunt work that has to be done. Poli Sci majors can be counted on to do the foot-work, make the face-time, and endure the slog necessary of everything of consequence.

Political Science majors go on to work in:

  • government
  • international politics; diplomacy
  • foreign serivce
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • campaign management
  • political polling
  • consulting
  • law
  • journalism

This is certainly not an exhaustive list. Political Science majors have gone into all kinds of different industries. If you have questions about your specific career goals, you can feel free to schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss.