Politics majors examine politics, governments, and the political process. Students who pursue this major study topics from public opinion, elections, and interest groups to comparative government, international relations, political philosophy, constitutional law, and legislative behavior.  A major in politics provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes skills in analysis, writing, speaking, and critical thinking.  Politics majors have substantial freedom to tailor their courses of study to meet individual goals and interests.  Politics graduates find positions in the business community as public liaison experts, lobbyists, or market researchers. Many have gone into government and politics as elected representatives, political advisors, and foreign service officers. Others pursue graduate degrees in political science, law, or public administration. 

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Adjudicator Government Service Executives
Administrative Law Judge Historian
Admiralty Lawyer Industrial Relations Analyst
Anthropologist Industrial Relations Specialist
Anti-Terrorism Intelligence   Agent Insurance Claim Examiner
Appeals Examiner Intelligence Specialist (Government)
Arbitrator Judge
Attorney Labor Relations Advisor
City Planning Aide Legislative Assistant
College/University Professor Lobbyist
Compliance Officer Management Consultant (Analyst)
Conciliator Market Research Analyst
Congressional Aide Parole Officer
Contract Administrator Political Science Professor
Corporation Lawyer Political Scientist
Criminal Investigator   (Detective) Probation Officer
Criminal Lawyer Public Relations Specialist
Criminalist Social/Community Service Managers
Emergency Management   Specialist Social Welfare Administrator
Equal Opportunity   Representative Sociologist
Foreign Service Officer Survey Researchers
Foreign Service Peacekeeping   Specialist Technological Epsionage Intelligence Agent
Fund Raiser Urban and Region Planner
Funds Development

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Maggie Stauffer interned for Congressman Platt's office, PA 19th District

  • American Bar Association
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
  • Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Global Classrooms
  • Institute for Humane Studies
  • International Medical Corps
  • Mercer County Prosecutors Office
  • Montgomery Child Advocacy Project
  • Scranton District Attorneys Office
  • U.S. Marine Corp, Officer Candidate School

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Employers who have hired Politics Majors
  • Apple, Inc.
  • DaVita Dialysis
  • eLeadCorp
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water
  • International Creative Management
  • IPS News Agency
  • Mansfield Foundation
  • Princeton Internet Marketing
  • RLI Insurance Co.
  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Yext

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Graduate Schools attended by  Politics Graduates
  • Binghamton University
  • College of William & Mary
  • LaSalle University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Suffolk University Law
  • Temple University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Villanova University

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