Some degrees can lead to surprising careers.

What job can you get with a political science degree?

Most political science graduates go on to become lobbyists, political scientists, and legislators. Political science grads also go on to become social fundraisers and diplomats. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a political science degree will be useful:

What is the job market for political science degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for political science graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of political science graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 6% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Political Science Grads
Employed79.6%
Unemployed1.0%
Underpaid19.4%
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