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Careers in Political Science

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In light of the reality that today's college graduates are likely to have five careers (not just five jobs), and that many specific job skills are learned in the early period of one's employment, political science majors are well prepared to face this changing world of employment. Many employers look to political science majors because of their skills in comparative and critical reasoning, analysis and writing. As a result, political science majors are ideally suited to working not only within traditional employment opportunities such as government offices and agencies, educational institutions, think-tanks, non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations, media sources and law offices, but also in a wide range of other, new areas.

See the American Political Science Association web site for a comprehensive guide to careers in political science.

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