A Degree in Political Science

Majoring in political science can qualify you for many different careers in private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations, as well as the public sector. Graduates can pursue careers in

  • Law
  • State, Local, and Federal Governamnt
  • Elected Office and Campaign Management
  • Journalism, Media, and Communications
  • Community Service
  • Advocacy
  • Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Teaching
  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Business and Finance


Transferable Skills

A political science degree develops the following skills:

  • Library and Field Research
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Appreciation of Multiple Perspectives


Some Careers in Political Science

CareerMedian SalaryMarket Growth
Social Science Research Assistant $42,4805 – 8%
Secondary Teacher  $57,2005 – 8%
Public Relations Specialist $56,7705 – 8%
Social and Community Service Manager $63,530 9 – 13%
Reporters and Correspondents $36,360 -2%

Source: O*NET Online, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration

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Graduate Study

This degree also provides a solid foundation for graduate study in:

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Law

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Notable People With a Political Science Major

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