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What Can You Do With a Political Science Degree?

BENEFITS OF 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

CAREERS WITH A POLITICAL SCIENCE DEGREE

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

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TOWARD A CAREER IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

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 Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.


Undergraduate Advising

Florette Press

Florette Press

Academic Adviser
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215.895.1716 | flp24@drexel.edu

Jenna Gregory

Jenna Gregory

Academic Adviser
3031 MacAlister Hall
215.895.2689 | jeg362@drexel.edu