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Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a degree in political science?

Political science can be of interest to students with a wide range of intellectual concerns and career goals. A great many of our graduates go on to law school. Others seek professional training and/or advanced degrees in such fields as public administration, urban planning, policy analysis, business, journalism, education, and social work. Some may decide to pursue graduate training in political science (or in other related disciplines) and seek academic careers. Finally, of course, a number of political science graduates may enter careers in federal, state, or local government.

For more information on how a political science or environmental policy major can help your future plans, visit the Center for Career Engagement or get in touch with the director of undergraduate studies, Prof. Frank Lovett.

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