Political Science

Career Options

A background in political science is central to any profession that requires an understanding of human behavior, the relationships between people and governments or the analysis and communication of information about public problems. Graduates in the subject possess analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas: all levels of government, law, business, international and nonprofit organizations, political campaign management, journalism, research and education. Knowledge of a foreign language can further augment career opportunities. Many undergraduates translate the major into further education in graduate school in political science or related humanities and social science disciplines. Learn more about careers in political science from the American Political Science Association.