WebLinks: Careers by Major/Interest

Political Science

Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of occupations associated with this major. Political Science Majors enter a variety of occupational fields. Refer to other WebLink pages for additional occupations, job descriptions and job search sites.


Sample Occupations

Public Administration 
(May require a Master of Public Administration or similar degree)

Paralegal Info


Additional Occupations


Examples of Employers

  • City/County Government
  • College & Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Federal Agencies
  • Field Research Firms
  • Foreign Embassies in Wash, DC
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Lobbying Firms

Occupational & Professional  Information


Political Science-Related Job Sites


Government Sites


NIU Links


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