Political Science

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Budget Analyst
  • Campaign Manager
  • CIA Agent
  • Consultant
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Services
  • Elections Analyst
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Relations
  • High School Teacher
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Lawyer*
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
  • Management/HR
  • Media/Public Relations
  • Political Analyst
  • Political Theorist
  • Professor*
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Social Services Administration
  • Special Interest Group Advisor
  • Surveyor
  • Urban/Regional Planning

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Banks & Business Firms
  • Federal, State & Local Government
  • International Organizations
  • Law Firms & Courts
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Public Interest Groups
  • Research & Testing Services
  • Schools, Colleges, & Universities
  • Trade Associations

Minnesota Employers

  • Aerotek
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Americorps
  • Anaplan
  • Counterpart International
  • Epicor Software
  • Klem & Reuter Law
  • Foundation Financial Group
  • Leonard, Street, and Deinard
  • M&M Mortgage
  • MN State Institutions
  • State of MN
  • Target
  • U.S. Army

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$37,000-$48,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Active learner & listener
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Foreign language
  • Information gathering
  • Inquisitive
  • Logical thinking
  • Persuasive
  • Problem solving
  • Quantitative/statistical skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Relationship building
  • Strong writing skills