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I'm studying Political Science. What's next?

You may continue your education with a master's or law degree, or pursue a Ph.D.

You may enter the job market in a variety of fields

Skills acquired by Political Science majors

  • Communication: our majors have higher average verbal SAT scores than the college and university averages; they further improve communication skills through presentations and debates
  • Writing: Political Science majors strengthen writing skills through various writing assignments; writing skills are valued by employers
  • Research and analytical: Political Science majors learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret data and information, which are essential skills on the job market

Careers for Political Science Majors

  • Law & Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Nonprofit Sector
  • Business & Finance
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism & Media
  • Academia

How much do Political Science majors make?

  • Reporters & Broadcast News Analysts: $43,490
  • Paralegal and Legal Assistants: $50,940
  • Market Research Analysts: $63,120
  • Budget Analysts: $76,220
  • Attorneys and survey researchers: &117,570

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018)

Learn more about careers for Political Science from the American Political Science Association.