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What Can I Do With a Major in Political Science?

Some examples of careers for political science majors include:

  • Activist, advocate or organizer
  • Archivist
  • Budget examiner or analyst
  • Attorney
  • Campaign operative
  • CIA analyst or agent
  • City planner
  • City housing administrator
  • Congressional staffer
  • Communications director
  • Corporate analyst
  • Corporate public affairs advisor
  • Corporate economist
  • Corporate manager
  • Corporate information analyst
  • Corporate adviser for governmental relations
  • Corporate executive
  • Corporate legislative issues manager
  • Customs officer
  • Editor, political journal
  • Federal government analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Foreign service officer
  • High school government teacher
  • Immigration officer
  • Intelligence officer
  • International agency officer
  • International research specialist
  • Issues analyst
  • Journalist
  • Juvenile justice specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Legislative analyst/coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Management analyst
  • Mediator
  • Policy analyst
  • Political commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public administration
  • Public affairs research analyst
  • Public opinion analyst
  • Research analyst
  • State legislator
  • Survey analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Teacher
  • University administrator
  • University professor
  • Urban policy planner


Rutgers University Career Services: Career Opportunities for Majors in Political Science