What Can You Do With a Political Science Degree?

Political Science is a first degree that gives students a firm foundation in the political system and its actors.

People normally think that students interested in political science want to run for office. That is certainly an option, but the field is very wide and there are many ways to put your Political Science degree to use.

Here are some likely career choices for people with political science degrees:

  • Activist, Advocate/Organizer
  • Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc. 
  • Archivist, Online Political Data
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Banking Analyst or Executive
  • Campaign Operative
  • Career Counselor
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • City Planner
  • City Housing Administrator
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
  • Communications Director
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Corporate Economist
  • Corporate Manager
  • Corporate Information Analyst
  • Corporate Adviser for Governmental Relations
  • Corporate Executive
  • Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
  • Customs Officer
  • Development specialist
  • Editor, Online Political Journal
  • Editor, Current Events or Political Magazines and Journals
  • Elementary School Social Studies Cluster Teacher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foundation President
  • Free-lance writer
  • High School Government Teacher
  • Immigration Officer
  • Information Manager
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div.
  • Journalist
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Media Script Advisor for Political Shows
  • Mediator
  • Plans and Review Officer, USIA
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Research Analyst
  • Reporter, Politics Magazines
  • State Legislator
  • Survey Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor
  • Urban Policy Planner
  • Web Content Editor

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