Department of Political Science

Careers in Political Science

The political science program plays an important part in the student's liberal arts education as well as preparing the student for employment or graduate studies. Political science is an excellent preparation for students preparing for careers in law, public service, foreign service, teaching, and business.Other employment opportunities may be found in the areas listed below:

  • City Planning
  • Community Relations
  • Grant Writing
  • Financial Planning
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Consumer Research
  • Demography
  • Editorial Writing
  • International Banking
  • Legislative Assistance
  • Political Systems Research
  • Public Relations
  • Reporting
  • Statistical Research

The University's center for career and leadership development assists students in their search for employment by offering individual career counseling sessions, by conducting an annual workshop series on interviewing and resume writing techniques and by maintaining an educational, vocational and employer information resource center. Over 100 nationally known companies visit the campus annually to interview graduating seniors for positions in business and industry. Many students begin working with the center and leadership development during their freshman year to develop a personal career plan.