Careers and Opportunities

Utilizing Your Degree

Because of the broad training political science majors receive, you can find them in virtually any profession, including (but certainly not limited to): 

  • Corporate communication and strategy
  • Data analysis
  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Higher education
  • International nongovernmental organizations
  • Journalism
  • Law and the legal profession
  • Lobbying and policymaking
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public and private sector research

Some of our graduates choose to acquire further education. Here is a recent sample of some of the programs our graduates have attended or been admitted to: 

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Regent University School of Law
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • University of Arkansas Graduate School
  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • University of Chicago Graduate School
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law

As a political science major at JBU, you will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of on- and off-campus opportunities. Majors meeting academic criteria are eligible to join Pi Sigma Alpha (the national political science honor society) through our official campus chapter. Additionally, our majors have participated in multiple off-campus study programs with the CCCU, including the American Studies Program and the Scholars’ Semester at Oxford. The political science major at JBU opens up many doors beyond the classroom.

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