Major to Career: Political Science
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.
On the right is a comprehensive list of job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Political Science.
- 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
Political Resources Online
Ultimate Political Science Links
Explore links to major professional associations, areas of study, journals and publications
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Winona State University
Offers state, national, and international links as well as links to think tanks, careers resources, and Political Science search engines.
Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Urban and Regional Planning Jobs
Lots of links- great site.
Political Science Virtual Library
Political Science- Scholarly Societies
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Links page.