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Careers for Political Science Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

Activist, Advocate/Organizer
Budget Examiner or Analyst
Banking Analyst
Campaign Staff
Career Counselor
CIA Analyst or Agent
City Planner
City Housing Administrator
Congressional Office Staffer
Communications Director
Corporate Analyst
Corporate Public Affairs Adviser
Corporate Manager
Corporate Information Analyst
Corporate Adviser for Govt’l. Relations
Corporate Executive
Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
Data Scientist 
Editor of Journals or Books
Environmental Policy Analyst
Federal Government Analyst
Financial Consultant
Foreign Service Officer
Freelance Writer
High School Government Teacher
Immigration Officer
Information Technology Officer 
Intelligence Officer
International Agency Officer
International Research Specialist
Journalist, Political Correspondent
Juvenile Justice Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Management Analyst
Non-Profit Program Manager
Policy Analyst
Political Commentator
Polling/Survey Analyst
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Research Analyst
State Legislator
University Administrator
University Professor
Urban Policy Planner
Web Content EditorAT

Where Can I work With This Major?

The largest employers of political scientists are:

  • Federal government
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Educational services

However, political science majors can work in many more fields.

» Get information about Adelphi’s Political Science Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Political Scientists

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Political Science
Blodgett Hall Room 202
p – 516.877.4590