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What Can You Do With a Political Science Degree?


From advanced knowledge of government systems and political development, to marketable skills in research, data analysis and communication, the benefits of a political science degree are numerous. Political science majors learn to carefully analyze information and write with sensitivity to many political and cultural factors.

The skills acquired by a political science degree include:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Use of data analysis and theory
  • Knowledge of worldwide political systems and processes
  • Cross-cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Experience with research methods and independent projects


The uses for a political science degree are numerous in a society with complex institutional dynamics and constantly changing political factors. A political science degree is excellent preparation for careers in law, policy and government, as well as many positions that require analytical and communication skills.

What you can do with a political science degree spans many fields and positions. The following is a list of some of the jobs you can get with a political science degree:

Government, Law and Policy

  • Attorney
  • Lobbyist
  • Public official
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Arbitrator
  • Campaign staff

Education and Nonprofit

  • Professor or teacher
  • Human rights advocate
  • Nonprofit director
  • Community service manager
  • Social science researcher

Public Relations and Communications

  • Social media manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Marketing director
  • Content writer

Business and Consulting

  • Business analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Survey researcher


Graduates of Drexel’s Political Science program demonstrate the range of outcomes that make a political science degree worth it. Recent graduates have gone on to bachelor’s in political science jobs like:

  • Senior Specialist of Political Affairs, Comcast
  • Special Events Coordinator, Center for American Progress
  • Senior Analyst, Ciright Systems, Inc.
  • Intellectual Property Assistant, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
  • Administrator, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • Law student, Harvard Law

Find out what you can do with a political science degree from Drexel’s Department of Politics. Apply now, or visit our campus to experience life at Drexel firsthand.

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Undergraduate Advising

Jenna Gregory

Jenna Gregory

Senior Academic Adviser; Coordinator, BRIDGE program
3018 MacAlister Hall
215.895.2590 |

Kate Hughes, Associate Director of Advising and Student Success, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

Kate Hughes

Associate Director of Programming and Partnerships
Academic Building, 311
215.895.1208 |