OnlineU What Can You Do With A Political Science Degree?

Political science is an interdisciplinary field, meaning that political science majors take courses in a broad range of subjects. In addition to core courses in political theory and philosophy, governmental structures, comparative politics, foreign policy, and public policy, poli sci students take courses in economics, history, mass communications, research methods, and statistics. Depending upon their personal interests, some students may opt for a degree with a concentration, such as international political relations, comparative democracy, public policy, or the law.

To support students and graduates, we used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to report on the highest-earning, fastest-growing, and most popular occupations for political science degree holders. Learn more about the data and how we used it to create this resource here.

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