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Undergraduate Degree in Political Science

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Political Science?

 Information and Options for Political Science


 Political Science Related Skills

  • Ability to Develop & Market Ideas
  • Analytical & Critical Thinking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Decision Making
  • Energetic & Outgoing
  • Global Awareness
  • High Level of Stamina
  • Interact with a Diverse Population
  • Interest in Political Issues
  • Leadership
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Organized
  • Passionate & Ambitious
  • Persuasion
  • Research Skills
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Understanding of Government
  • Works Well Under Pressure

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Anti-Discriminiation Worker
  • Auditor
  • Campaign Staffer/Volunteer
  • Community Development Associate
  • Congressional Page
  • Consumer Activist
  • Emergency Response Manager
  • Ethics Investigator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Government Worker
  • Legislative Aide
  • Lobbyist

 

  • Management Analyst
  • Municipal Clerk
  • Peace Worker
  • Personnel Coordinator
  • Political Action Committee Professional
  • Poliltical Party Staffer
  • Pollster
  • Press Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Victim Advocate
  • Women’s Rights Activist

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Employers of Political Science Majors

  • Colleges/Universities
  • Government Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Lobbying/Special Interest Groups
  • News Networks
  • Newspaper Publishers
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Political Campaigns & Offices
  • Think Tanks
  • Unions

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 Job Posting Sites

  • Careers in Government – clearinghouse of information related to government jobs
  • Going Global – country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information
  • GovernmentJobs.com – search engine for government jobs throughout USA
  • Idealist – volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations
  • UIS CareerConnect: UIS Career Development Center’s job posting site
  • USAjobs.gov – federal government job search

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Career Planning Links

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Professional Affiliations

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