On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Political Science majors, skills Political Science majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to *learn more about the Political Science 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 Political Science include:

  • Account Analyst
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Trade Policy Advisor

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 Links* page.