Career Possibilities

Career Options

Politics students develop abilities that allow them to pursue careers in a variety of fields.  Many Politics students go on to work for governments at the local, state, and federal levels.  Others develop careers in community-based organizations, as well as non-profits and service organizations.  Some work as lobbyists in advocacy organizations.  Within these organizations, you can work raising money, designing and evaluating programs, and planning events. 

Some Politics students work directly in politics, running for office, managing campaigns, and conducting policy research. 

There are also many opportunities with for-profit companies.  You could work in marketing, research, community relations, and budgeting.  The abilities you develop will serve you in a wide assortment of settings.

Examples of Jobs Include

Majoring in political science can qualify you for many different careers in private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations, as well as the public sector. Graduates can pursue careers in

• law
• consulting
• research
• business and finance
• state, local, and federal government
• elected office and campaign management
• journalism, media, and communications
• community service
• advocacy
• non-governmental and non-profit organizations
• teaching

A great place to learn about careers in Politics can be found at the web site of the American Political Science Association: