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


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.


Links for Political Science Majors


Contact Information

Department of History and Political Science
Fayard Hall Room 335
Tel: 985-549-2109