Political Science

Political Science at Carroll College

What to Expect

Whether your goal is a career in law, politics, Foreign Service, teaching or journalism, Carroll’s Department of Political Science will provide the training necessary to prepare you for your future. With excellent professors, courses that require students to develop their skills in writing, critical thinking, and communication, and abundant opportunities to gain practical experience through Carroll’s legal and political internship programs, Carroll political science graduates are uniquely prepared for the demands of the professional world and the rigors of graduate studies or law school.

Life After Graduation

A degree in political science can lead to many careers in federal, state and local governments or in the private sector. We have a very strong record of preparing and placing students in law schools. In the past three years, graduates of the political science department have won prestigious scholarships at the University of Montana and Wyoming law schools. Others are studying law at Georgetown and at Case Western Reserve University. Two 2016 graduates are serving with Americorps, one with the Peace Corps, and one as a money-laundering analyst at US Bank. One is working for the Montana Secretary of State's elections office. We're proud of them all!