Prospective Students

Career Possibilities

Political Science majors pursue careers in public affairs, campaign politics, government agencies, interest groups, military service, teaching, journalism, and law.  

According to PayScale.com (2012-13 listing), the mid-career salary potential of International Relations ranks #16 and Political Science #53 out of 130 college majors, ahead of Criminal Justice (#100), Psychology (#80), Journalism (#78), Business (#63), and Environmental Science (#56).  Most of the majors ahead of Political Science are limited to the hard sciences and engineering.  Political Science offers a lucrative salary potential combined with the opportunity for meaningful contribution to public service.