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Career Paths

Political Science is a field of study which provides students with training in a broad range of skills: thinking critically, solving complex problems, thinking analytically and producing synthesis, communicating clearly, exercising ethical judgment, and improving inter-cultural skills for living in a diverse and international world.  Through the study of political science, students can acquire skills which could be applied in a wide variety of areas, such as:  government, business, education, international affairs, journalism, law, legislation, non-profit organizations, politics, public service, and research.  Examples of jobs for political scientists are:  activist, community organizer, attorney, Congressional officer, entrepreneur, foreign service officer, immigration officer, policy analyst, lobbyist, mediator, military officer, researcher, speech writer, professor, and urban policy planner. 

Where DePaul Political Science Graduates Are Working

Resources on the Web

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  • Articles about College Education and Employment
  • Career Information
  • Professional Associations
  • Job Search Websites

Articles about College Education and Employment

"Why I Was Wrong About Liberal Arts Majors," David Kalt, The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2016.

"The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates," Forbes, November 12, 2014.

"Non-Academic Job Searches in DC--What To Know," The Duck of Minerva (blog site), 2014-07-14.

"Money Is a Terrible Way to Measure the Value of a College Major​," The Atlantic, January 23, 2014. 

"How Liberal Arts Majors Fare Over the Long Haul​," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 2014. 

"It Takes More than a Major:  Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success: A National Survey of Business and Non-​Profit Leaders" [Summary], Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2013. 

"Your College Major Is a Minor Issue, Employers Say," The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2013.

Career Information

American Political Science Assoication, Careers in Political Science
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
DePaul University Career Center, Career Outcomes 2015

Professional Associations

Job Search Websites