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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 Career Center or get in touch with the director of undergraduate studies, Prof. Frank Lovett.

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Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

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Get Started with Career Planning

Confused about how to start planning for your future? The Career Center can help!

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Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

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