Career Prospects

Political Science class

What can you do with a degree in political science?

For students who are considering political science as a major, the field offers a wide variety of career opportunities in government, business, and the non-profit sector. 

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work in congressional offices, NASA, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Army. Others have chosen private-sector jobs such as international banking, law, and information technology. Other common career fields include lobbying, business, education, defense, intelligence, political consulting, polling and campaign management, interest groups and associations, communications, international organizations, community service, and non-governmental organizations.

A major in political science also prepares students for graduate study in such fields as law, political science, international relations, public affairs, public administration, business, public policy, public management, and philosophy, among others.


Online Career Resources (a resource of the American Political Science Association)

Career Sectors for Political Science (a resource of the American Political Science Association)

City of Huntsville Employment

Huntsville Community Links

Foreign Service Officer Test

U.S. Department of State Careers

U.S. Intelligence Careers

USAJobs (a job board for federal agencies and organizations)