Career Opportunities


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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Program and Project Management

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.