A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for political science majors.

First Jobs

  • Assistant editor, The National Interest magazine, Washington
  • Director of university journalism program, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Associate, CIBC World Markets, New York
  • Research assistant, American Enterprise Institute, Washington
  • Sixth-grade teacher, Oakland, California
  • Legislative associate, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Washington
  • Business analyst, McKinsey and Company, Chicago
  • Staff member, Urban Institute, Washington
  • Research and reporting, Global Securities Lending, Bank of New York Mellon, New York
  • Consultant, Nomura Research Institute, Tokyo
  • Internship, Minor League Baseball, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Elementary school teacher, Teach for America, Baltimore
  • Tourism intern, World Wildlife Fund, Namibia
  • Research assistant, Hudson Institute, Washington
  • Field organizer, Ohio Democratic Party
  • Online marketing fellow, Bully Pulpit Interactive, Washington
  • Case assistant, Irell & Manella, LLP, Los Angeles
  • Robert L. Bartley Fellow, Wall Street Journal
  • Assistant canvas director, Fund for the Public Interest, Minneapolis
  • Business services trainee, Latham & Watkins, New York 


  • Senior project manager, Arevon
  • Policy analyst, Office of Management and Budget
  • Global head of policy, Plaid
  • Judge superior, Court of California
  • Professor of government and foreign affairs, University of Virginia
  • Senior vice president, Morgan Stanley
  • Senior writer, Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Head of strategy, Anduril Industries
  • Periodontist, Mayfield Heights, Ohio
  • Counsel, IBM
  • Product development, T.Rowe Price
  • Senior vice president, Warner Brothers
  • Foreign service officer, US Department of State
  • Oncologist, Atlanta
  • Veterinarian, Houston
  • Senior counsel, Under Armour
  • Director of office of publications, Nat'l Endowment for the Humanities
  • Account manager, NBC
  • Brigade judge advocate, United States Air Force
  • General manager, Amazon Alexa Europe, Amazon

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