What can I do with my POLITICAL SCIENCE degree?

What can I do with my POLITICAL SCIENCE degree?

Employers of Political Science Majors

  • Government Agencies including: U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S. Bureau of the Budget, U.S. Treasury Dept., U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. State Dept., Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, FBI, or CIA
  • Foreign Services including: Political Affairs,Economic Affairs, Consular Services, or Administrative Affairs
  • Peace Corps
  • State and Local Government


Related Occupations for Political Science Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Broadcast/Newspaper Journalist International Organization Official Lawyer
Budget Analyst International Trade Specialist
Campaign Manager Law Enforcement Officer
City Manager Legal Assistant
Collections Officer Legislative Staff Worker
Community Relations Director Lobbyist
Congressional Aide Market Research Analyst
Consumer Advocate Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
Director Radio/TV Announcer Political Science Teacher
Elected Official Public Administrator
Foreign Service Officer Public Opinion Analyst
Government Intelligence Analyst Public Relations
International Banker Urban Planner

Preparing for a Job in Political Science Related Occupations

  1. Consider acquiring foreign language skills.
  2. Secure internship.
  3. Become involved in student government.
  4. Serve in Model United Nations.
  5. Participate in cross-cultural groups.
  6. Write for campus publications dealing with national and international affairs.
  7. Volunteer for local or national political campaigns.
  8. Earn leadership roles in campus/community organizations.
  9. Become involved in campus political organizations.
  10. Develop network of personal contacts.
  11. Consider obtaining a business minor, or a teaching certificate.
  12. Volunteer with public radio, TV.
  13. Announce sports events.
  14. Become involved in drama.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Political Science   Department of History and Political Science
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus: Fayard Hall, Room 335
    Telephone: 985-549-2109

Links for Political Science Majors