What You Can Do with a Major in Political Science

At Aurora University, we’ll prepare you for a successful career in your chosen field, or to take the next step in your education at competitive graduate schools. In addition to your coursework, you’ll gain practical experience through work-study and internship options and opportunities to travel abroad. Our graduates also have high achievements on the tests necessary for admission to master’s and doctoral programs across the United States.

Recommended for students who are interested in power relationships and political decisions, enjoy learning about the classical and modern ideas and the processes behind the policies that affect our lives, and enjoy thoughtful, analytical discussions and debates.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • CIA/FBI/IRS Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer/Specialist
  • Historian
  • Information Manager/Press Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Issue/Policy Analyst
  • Labor Union Official
  • Legislative Coordinator
  • Peace Corp Volunteer
  • Public Interest/Consumer Advocate
  • Research Analyst
  • Staff Aide, Congressional Committee
  • Strategic Planning Specialist
  • Writer/Editor/Reporter

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Attorney
  • Chief of Staff
  • City Planner
  • Consultant to Multinational Corporations
  • Director of Corporate Public Affairs
  • Director, Nonprofit Agency
  • Director, Political Action Committee
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Student Affairs Administrator

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Aurora University Human Rights Organization
  • Global Leadership Organization
  • Political Science Club

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316