A degree in political science provides students with a general understanding of the government and the relationships among the various groups operating within the government. Graduates often find work exploring public opinion and how the government works, but others use the degree as a foundation for law, graduate study, or work in government. The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to political science majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Announcer Anthropologist ColumnistCorrespondentEditorFBI/CIA AgentGeographer Hospital Administrator Judge Law Enforcement Officer LawyerMilitary Officer News Reporter Political Scientist Probation OfficerProfessorSurveying Technician Technical WriterUrban Planner Writer
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry (OCC 125.35)Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism (OCC GOV 7)Careers for Persuasive Types & Others Who Won’t Take No for an Answer (OCC PT 54)Careers in Focus: Government (GOV 7.4)Careers in Focus: Law (OCC 123.2)Careers in Focus: Politics (OCC GOV 7.3)College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Great Jobs for Political Science Majors (OCC 173)Guide to America’s Federal Jobs (GOV 2)Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service (OCC GOV 24)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Government Careers (OCC GOV 36.5)Opportunities in Law Careers (OCC 123.3)
BSU Dept. of Political Science: http://www.bsu.edu/poli-sci/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center)America’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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