Career Opportunities

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Political Science majors find employment in a wide range of careers, including:

  • Law
  • Public service (elected officials and their assistants)
  • Political campaign work
  • Federal civil service
  • Foreign service
  • International business
  • Journalism/Media
  • Teaching
  • The military
  • Political advocacy
  • State and local government
  • Urban planning
  • Law enforcement
  • Financial Services
  • Business

A majority of Political Science majors obtain full-time employment immediately after graduating.  About 35 percent attend law or graduate school.  Another 10 percent pursue careers in business and medicine.