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Careers in Political Science

2017 poli-sci graduates

Students majoring in political science will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a wide range of public, private, and non-profit sector professions.

Political scientists:

  • Develop a deep and broad base of substantive knowledge about the workings of law, politics, and government in the United States and abroad.
  • Develop and hone writing, communications, and presentation skills, as individual and in team-oriented environments.
  • Develop tools and capabilities to understand and analyze quantitative data and to draw conclusions from that data.
  • Have the opportunity to integrate their major with practical training and give their careers a head start through internships run by the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
  • Political Science is the only major on campus toward which Hinckley internships can count as credit.
Last Updated: 4/9/21