What Can I Do With A Major In Politics

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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Appeals Examiner
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Criminal Investigator (Detective)
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Emergency Management Specialist
Equal Opportunity Representative
Foreign Service Officer
Foreign Service Peacekeeping Specialist
Fund Raiser
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