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Political Science Careers

A bachelor's degree in political science can open doors to exciting careers in federal, state and local government; law; business; international organization; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; education; electoral politics; research and teaching.

Click on the menu to learn more about courses of study in subfields related to American Government and Politics, International Politics and Military Affairs, and Pre-Law and Legal Studies. PSCJ also offers minors in Pre-Law and Legal Studies and in Non-Western Studies.

Examples of high-demand careers in policial science include:

Attorney
Labor Relations Specialist
Campaign Operative
Legislative Analyst/Coordinator
CIA Analyst or Agent
Lobbyist
City Planner
Mediator
Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
Plans and Review Officer/USIA
Corporate Advisor for Governmental Relations
Policy Analyst
Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
Political Commentator
Customs Officer
Pollster
Writer/Editor, Political Journal
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Federal Government Analyst
Public Opinion Analyst
Foreign Service Officer
Research Analyst
Immigration Officer
State Legislator
Intelligence Officer
Survey Analyst
International Agency Officer
Teacher
International Civil Servant
University Professor
International Research Specialist
University Administrator
Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy
Urban Policy Planner
Journalist