Careers in Political Science


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Career Opportunities in Political Science and Public Affairs

A degree in political science will offer you a wealth of career options. Alumni from our department have found positions in government service from local endeavors to the state capital, Raleigh, and all the way up to our nation’s capital, Washington D. C. 

Many of our majors have worked on political campaigns, continued studying to become lawyers, or ventured into the world of business. In some cases, they have entered the field of education and become professors in universities and community colleges. 

We take great pride—and have found equal success—in helping our graduates gain admission into both law and graduate school. In recent years, our majors have been admitted to law programs at UNC in Chapel Hill, the University of Arkansas, the University of Miami, and Elon Law Schools, among others.

Our students also have been admitted to the prestigious and top-ranked MPA program at Syracuse University, as well as graduate programs at Penn State University, George Washington University, George Mason University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Georgia, and various MPA programs scattered throughout North Carolina. Our program provides you with the foundation you need to compete on any level.

Visit the links below for job and career resources that can help you develop a resume while still in college. For information about MPA graduate careers, please visit the MPA Program website.


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