Please Take Note: Occupations may require additional education and/or experience.
With a degree in Political Science you can travel to many different places to start your career. There are so many opportunities open for you. Here are some great websites that can help you begin your search for a career in Political Science. If you have other questions or need any kind of help in your search for the right career, then stop by the Career and Testing Services office. Our staff would be more than willing to help.
Here are some site to help you find either a great graduate school or for undergraduate extra studies in the summer or during the school year.
For more information of internship opportunities please visit Political Science Internship Sites.
If you are interested in teaching or coaching a forensics team, then you need to visit our Education Careers site. Here we have many great sites to help you break into the teaching environment.
The James Madison Fellowship is a federal program which can help provide pre-service (as well as in-service) teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a Master's degree in a field related to the US Constitution. Over 1200 fellowships have been awarded since the fellowship's inception in 1992
The fellowship has 2 awards:
Junior Fellowship - Awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American History, American Government, or social studies grades 7-12. Junior Fellows are expected to complete graduate study within 2 academic years of full-time study
Senior Fellowship- Awarded to outstanding current teachers who are required to complete graduate schoool within 5 calendar years of part-time study
For more information on the fellowship, please visit the James Madison Foundations website
Career Services has four computers exclusively for student career exploration activities, including several career inventories online not available from other computer terminals.
|Popular Jobs for Political Science Majors||Median Salary (National)|
|Retail Store Manager||$51, 500|
|Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization||$36,900|
|Customer Service Representative||$34,200|
|Human Resources Manager||$65,300|
|Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization||$62,100|
|Project Manager, IT||$94,700|
|Business Development Manager||$96,600|
|Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer||$59,500|
|Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist||$57,500|