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Political Science Major Employment Options

Sample Occupations and Work Settings by Emphasis

American Government and Public Policy
Sample OccupationsSample Work Settings
  • Arbitrator (Labor)

  • Campaign Manager/Assistant

  • City Manager

  • Customs Worker: Agent/Investigator

  • Director: Planning, Evaluation Research

  • Environmental Occupations

  • Financial Analyst

  • Intelligence Specialist

  • Internal Auditor

  • Journalist

  • Lawyer

  • Legislative Analyst

  • Lobbyist

  • Military Officer

  • Personnel and Labor Relations Manager

  • Police/Detective

  • Special Agent

  • Urban and Regional Planner

  • Central Intelligence Agency

  • Civil Associations

  • Correctional Institutions

  • Court System (Federal, State, Local)

  • Defense

  • Drug Enforcement Agency

  • Educational Institutions

  • Federal Labor Relations Board

  • Housing and Urban Development

  • Import/Export Companies

  • Labor Unions

  • Lottery/Gaming Agencies

  • Non-Profit Public Service Agencies

  • Political Action Committees

  • Political Canidates

  • Foreign Service

International Relations
Sample OccupationsSample Work Settings
  • Arbitrator (Labor)

  • Campaign Manager/Assistant

  • City Manager

  • Customs Worker: Agent/Investigator

  • Director: Planning, Evaluation Research

  • Environmental Occupations

  • Foreign Service Officer

  • Government Analyst

  • Government Occupations

  • Intelligence Specialist

  • Internal Auditor

  • Journalist

  • Lawyer

  • Lobbyist

  • Military Officer

  • Personnel and Labor Relations Manager

  • Political Scientist

  • Public Administrators

  • Public Policy Planner

  • Special Agent

  • Urban and Regional Planner

  • Central Intelligence Agency

  • Civil Associations

  • Correctional Institutions

  • Court System (Federal, State, Local)

  • Defense

  • Drug Enforcement Agency

  • Educational Institutions

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Housing and Urban Development

  • Import/Export Companies

  • Labor Unions

  • Lottery/Gaming Agencies

  • Non-Profit Public Service Agencies

  • Political Action Committees

  • Political Canidates

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education
Sample OccupationsSample Work Settings
  • Arbitrator (Labor)

  • Campaign Manager/Assistant

  • City Manager

  • Customs Worker: Agent/Investigator

  • Environmental Occupations

  • Foreign Service Officer

  • Government Analyst

  • Government Occupations

  • Intelligence Specialist

  • Internal Auditor

  • Journalist

  • Lawyer

  • Lobbyist

  • Legislative Analyst

  • Political Scientist

  • Public Administrators

  • Public Policy Planner

  • Special Agent

  • Urban and Regional Planner

  • Civil Associations

  • Correctional Institutions

  • Court System (Federal, State, Local)

  • Defense

  • Educational Institutions

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Federal Labor Relations Board

  • Import/Export Companies

  • Labor Unions

  • Lottery/Gaming Agencies

  • Non-Profit Public Service Agencies

  • Foreign Service

  • Political Candidates

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

Public Law and Political Philosophy
Sample OccupationsSample Work Settings
  • Arbitrator (Labor)

  • Campaign Manager/Assistant

  • City Manager

  • Customs Worker: Agent/Investigator

  • Director: Planning, Evaluation Research

  • Environmental Occupations

  • Foreign Service Officer

  • Government Analyst

  • Government Occupations

  • Intelligence Specialist

  • Journalist

  • Lawyer

  • Lobbyist

  • Legislative Analyst

  • Political Scientist

  • Public Administrators

  • Public Policy Planner

  • Special Agent

  • Military Officer

  • Personnel and Labor Relations Manager

  • Correctional Institutions

  • Court System (Federal, State, Local)

  • Defense

  • Educational Institutions

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Federal Labor Relations Board

  • Drug Enforcement Agency

  • Labor Unions

  • Lottery/Gaming Agencies

  • Non-Profit Public Service Agencies

  • Political Action Committees

  • Foreign Service

  • Political Candidates

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation