On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Policy Studies majors, skills Policy Studies majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Policy  Studies program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Policy Studies include:

  • Federal Policy Fellow
  • Field Attorney
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Senior Policy Analyst

Career-Related Skills

  • Knowledge of Policy-Making: Political Science majors learn the process of policy-making through the study of many forms of government.
  • Communications: The ability to write clearly and accurately, to edit and rewrite, and to inform and explain are skills strengthened by the major.
  • Analytic Thinking: Political Science students learn to create and evaluate logical arguments.
  • Close Reading: Majors dissect texts and documents to understand the subtleties. 

Career-Related Web Sites

American Political Science Association - Online Resources to Find a Job

Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Political Resources Online

Political Science- Scholarly Societies

Political Science Virtual Library


Ultimate Political Science Links - Explore links to major professional associations, areas of study, journals and publications

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.