Scholars of American government are known as political scientists. A background in political science generally and American government specifically is useful in many different fields.
Government policy affects nearly everything that we do, so public policy experts can work in a variety of areas:
Many political science majors spend time working on campaigns, which can lead to one of several careers in politics:
Many students of political science go on to choose one of the following careers in law and law enforcement:
Although political science does not deal directly with business matters, it does teach the analytical and data interpretation skills needed for many careers in the private sector. Political scientists interested in working in business might take the following kinds of jobs:
Many political scientists earn a PhD and do specialized research and scholarship at a “think tank.” Still others may choose one of the following jobs :
This list covers just a few of the careers open to students of political science majors. As you will see in your studies of political science, the discipline teaches many skills, including critical thinking and analytical reasoning, which can be applied in many fields.