Political Science

The political science major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Superior interpersonal, analysis, research, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. 
  • Insight into the political system. 
  • Expansive knowledge for application to public policy and activism. 
  • Capability to analyze and propose alternatives/solutions to bureaucratic budgets, public policy and political processes. 
  • Ability to use events of the past to provide historical perspective when dealing with current societal problems.
     
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Affirmative Action Officer
Applied Statistician
Archivist
Campaign Worker
City Planning Aide
Commentator
Community Organization Worker
Congressional Aide
Consulate Worker
Consumer Advocate
Curator
Diplomatic Aide
Economic Development Analyst
Eligibility Worker
Equal Opportunity Representative
FBI / CIA Agent
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
Fundraiser
Historian
Historic Preservation Specialist
Historic Site Administrator
Human Resources Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Lawyer
Legislative Advocate
Lobbyist
Management Trainee
Market Research Analyst
News-writer / Journalist
Parole / Probation Officer
Politician
Pollster
Professor
Public Advocate
Public Housing Representative
Public Policy Analyst
Public Relations Specialist
Reporter
Social Service Aide
Speech Writer
Teacher
Tour Guide

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