Political Science

What Can I Do With This Degree? 



  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Regional Planning
  • City or Town Management
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legislative, Executive, or Judicial Services
  • Program Administration


Federal, state, and local government 


  • Complete an internship in government or related area. Serve in model United Nations. Become involved in student government. Participate in cross-cultural groups and organizations. Write for campus publications focused on national and international affairs. Develop skills in computers, statistics, and data analysis.
  • Acquire foreign language competency and travel experience for international positions. Supplement curriculum with business courses. Earn a graduate degree in political science or public administration for advancement. Volunteer with the staff of a government official. Participate in local or national campaigns.




  • Law firms
  • Corporations
  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Private practice
  • Special interest groups
  • Universities


  • Develop excellent research, writing, analysis, and communication skills
  • Plan to attend law school and earn a law degree
  • Obtain specialized certification for paralegal positions.


  • Elected or Appointed Leadership
  • Campaign Management
  • Staff Administration
  • Special Interest Advocacy


  • Legislative, executive, or judicial officials
  • National, state, or local government
  • Political action committees
  • Special interest groups
  • Political parties
  • Campaigns (national, state, or local)


  • Volunteer for national or local campaigns
  • Gain experience through internships in government
  • Obtain leadership roles in campus organizations. Seek leadership roles on the regional or national level
  • Become involved in campus political organizations, student government, campus publications, or community service projects
  • Take courses in statistics, computer science, environmental protection, or public policy
  • Develop a network of personal contacts
  • Be prepared to begin a political career as a volunteer before moving to full-time or paid positions.


  • Administration