Political Science

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers a BA and BGS, as well as a MA and a PhD in Political Science. The Political Science program's course offerings are grouped according to subfields which represent the discipline: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Policy, and Political Theory.

Political Science Department website

Sample of Related Skills

  • Demonstrate analytical skills necessary to think critically about political life  

  • Show literacy in the discipline of political science   

  • Apply concepts and theories in the subfields of political science  

  • Apply political knowledge to work in internships and community service learning projects  

  • Develop academic proficiency in the subfields of American government and politics, comparative government, international relations, public administration, political theory, and public law  

  • Demonstrate skills in conducting as well as presenting research in political science  

Popular Career Paths

Non-Profit Management: Can include administrative responsibilities, fundraising, event planning, and more.

Public Policy: Includes advocating, lobbying, and influencing to change policies.

Public Service: Includes jobs within local, state, and federal government.

Law: Involves advocating in court, researching and studying laws and judicial decisions, and advising clients and/or organizations.  

Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Campaign Offices
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Charities
  • City Governments
  • County Governments
  • Educational Institutions
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Foundations
  • Health Departments
  • Historical Sites
  • Interest Groups
  • Law Firms
  • Museums
  • National Parks
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Professional Associations
  • Regional Planning Agencies
  • State Governments
  • Think Tanks
  • U.S. Consulates
  • U.S. Diplomatic Missions 
  • U.S. Embassies 

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