Political Science

Career Opportunities

Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems and public policy. They conduct research on a wide range of subjects, such as relations between the United States and other countries, the institutions and political life of nations, the politics of rural vs. urban areas, and the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Political science offers a wide range of career opportunities which may include: government agencies (archives, libraries, museums, parks) politics, law firms, nonprofit organizations, journalism and education.