Careers in Political Science
The following information has been provided by the American Political Science Association (APSA) to help students who intend to major in political science. You can click on http://www.apsanet.org/content_6457.cfm for further information or stop by our office (HUMB 226) to get a copy of the APSA’s brochure or booklet on Careers and the Study of Political Science.
A bachelor's 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.
Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.”
Examples of Careers for Political Scientists
http://www.apsanet.org/section_361.cfm . The following are small sample of careers for political scientists.
Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc.
Archivist, Online Political Data
Budget Examiner or Analyst
Banking Analyst or Executive
CIA Analyst or Agent
City Housing Administrator
Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
Corporate Information Analyst
Corporate Adviser for Govt'l. Relations
Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
Editor, Online Political Journal
Federal Government Analyst
Foreign Service Officer
High School Government Teacher
International Agency Officer
International Research Specialist
Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div.
Juvenile Justice Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
Plans and Review Officer, USIA
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Public Opinion Analyst
Urban Policy Planner
Web Content Editor
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