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Career Paths

The skills and experiences developed through a Political Science program are central to a great variety of career fields, and our majors go on to work as journalists and lawyers, managers and teachers, politicians and administrators. One out of every six Americans now works for one level of public government or another, and Political Science majors can have a head start in such fields because of their understanding of how these systems work. Many of our graduates go on to law school, and Political Science serves as an ideal major for that training, as well as essential preparation for graduate study.

Our students have gone on to work for many outstanding companies and organizations, including:

California State Senate
City of Stockton
International Trade Administration
Youth With a Mission
National Republican Congressional Committee
Bank of the West Wealth Management
Closed Loop Marketing
Almond Board of California
Epsilon Marketing
Grassroots Campaigns
Woodruff Sawyer & Co.
Santa Clara District Attorney's Office
The PlumpJack Group
Mexican Consulate of Sacramento
APCO Worldwide
California Democratic Party
DeKalb County Government

Many have chosen to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies at many excellent institutions, including Vanderbilt University, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, McGeorge School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington, and many more. Take a look at our Alumni Voices for an in-depth look at the career paths of some of our graduates.