Careers in Political Science

Our political science majors have pursued graduate degrees as well as careers as attorneys, legislative staffers, political analysts, campaign directors, researchers, lobbyists, journalists and grant writers, among others.

Our political science majors pursue careers in:

  • Government
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Nonprofit
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Education

Example job titles of graduates with a bachelor’s degree in political science:

  • Campaign assistant
  • Political analyst
  • Strategic planning coordinator
  • Public interest representative
  • Project coordinator
  • Public relations specialist

Types of employers for political science graduates:

  • Government agencies
  • Law firms
  • Corporations
  • Educational institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Media

Recent employment organizations of our graduates include:

  • Alliance for Justice
  • Minnesota Taxpayers Association
  • Manpower
  • Milton School District
  • Carthage College
  • RF Technologies
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • City of Austin
  • Racine County Economic Corporation
  • Brooks, Adams and Tarulis

Our majors attend graduate and professional programs at universities such as:

  • University of Arizona
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Michigan
  • Northern Illinois University
  • DePaul University
  • Loyola University
  • Marquette University

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