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Department of Political Science


Careers

Political science students explore government, public policy and political behavior through both humanistic and scientific perspectives. This social science equips students with skills necessary to think independently, appreciate diverse points of views and deeply understand current affairs in the United States and around the globe.
Our department offers undergraduate majors in political science and international studies.

Workforce success

Some of the highly transferable skills you will hone while studying for a political science or international studies major include:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Effective written and oral communications
  • Creativity
  • Ability to effectively evaluate a variety of arguments
  • Ability to develop and design research projects

Career prospects

A major in political science will prepare you for careers in:

  • Law
  • Government (local, state and federal levels)
  • Survey research
  • Public relations
  • Policy analysis
  • Business
  • Journalism

A major in international studies will prepare you for careers in:

  • Foreign service
  • Non-governmental organization work
  • International business
  • International law
  • International travel and tourism
  • Journalism