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Political Science

What can you do with this major?

Although there are many opportunities for jobs with a Bachelor’s Degree (mostly entry level), students will find that job prospects are even better for those who have a Master’s Degree. Political Science majors have entered graduate study in political science, public administration, education, and related fields. Use the following as an idea list only, and not a complete list!

The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for Political Science majors:
Advocate, Archivist, Attorney, Broadcast Journalist, Campaign Manager, City Manager, Community Relations Director, Congressional Aide, Congressional Research Service, Consultant, Consumer Advocate, Environmental Policy Analyst, FBI/CIA Agent, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Service Officer, Historic Preservationist, International Business Specialist, International Trade Specialist, Legal Assistant, Legislative Analyst, Lobbyist, Newspaper/Magazine Journalist, Paralegal, Political Pollster, Public Relations, Social Services Administrator, Social Worker, Teacher of Humanities/Social Sciences…

The following list represents a few of the businesses and institutions that employ Political Science majors:
Federal, state, and local government; corporations, law offices; legislators, national and state: Republican/Democratic parties; public interest advocacy groups; campaigns--national, state, county, city; large circulation newspapers, local newspapers, wire services, trade newspapers; intergovernmental organizations and private non-profit groups; public schools, private schools, colleges and universities.

Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook