CSI Political Science Program - Anthropology, Geography, Law Enforcement, Pre-Law, Social Work, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Possible Careers

A degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.

On May 24, 2011, the Georgetown University Center for Education and Workforce released a report entitled "What’s it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors", by P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, and Michelle Melton. This report is based upon US Census Data and examines 171 majors. The findings indicate that there is a great deal of variation in projected median earnings among different majors. Earnings prospects for graduate degree holders are also discussed. To see where an undergraduate or a graduate degree in political science ranks in terms of potential future earnings, please view the full report and the social science chapter, in particular at http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth/

Example careers include:

Activist, Advocate/Organizer
Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc.
Budget Examiner or Analyst
Campaign Operative
CIA Analyst or Agent
Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
Intelligence Officer
International Research Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
Policy Analyst
Political Commentator
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Public Opinion Analyst
Research Analyst
Survey Analyst
University Administrator
University Professor
Urban Policy Planner