Careers in Political Science

What will you do with your Bachelor Degree in Political Science?

"A degree in political science provides strong preparation for a wide range of careers. Our UofL graduates go on to challenging jobs in government, campaigns, the nonprofit sector, law, public policy, academics, and business, both in the U.S. and abroad.  The first stop for students who want to explore their career options with a bachelor's degree in political science is the Career Development Center.  The UofL Career Development Center supports students from their freshman year to their senior year and beyond with career assessments, advising, job and internship postings, resume and interview help, special events and more."

The Career Development Center put a PowerPoint presentation together to give Political Science students an idea of what jobs to consider and how to begin searching for the career best for you. Students can do an online career assessment through the Cards Career Navigation Portal.

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Everyone wants to know... how much will I make?  Visit these sites to view national salaries.

Whether you are looking to get a Masters, JD, or PhD, be sure to explore all your options.  Consider: price, location, rankings, program size, etc., whatever your personal priorities are.  Visit:

    Another great source for students of political science is the American Political Science Association (APSA)

      • APSA will give you information on programs; application process; graduate student connections for writing, publishing, conferences, and employment; online job lists; and much more.