Careers for Political Science Majors


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The following information has been provided by the American Political Science Association (APSA) to help students who intend to major in political science. You can click on for further information or stop by our office (HUMB 226) to get a copy of the APSA’s brochure or booklet on Careers and the Study of Political Science.

A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; pre-collegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.

Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.”

Examples of Careers for Political Scientists