Options include: employment in a diverse array of administrative agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; completion of law school followed by admission to the bar and law practice; teaching at both the college and high school level; research in the public sector, for private firms and not-for-profit organizations; employment in governmental liaison work for private sector firms and organizations (This type of opportunity continues to grow as more private organizations have more frequent, even regular contacts with the government.); employment as journalists doing political reporting in the mass media where knowledge and understanding of the political process have become at least as important as the technical skills of modern communications.

Among the positions held by graduates of King’s College political science program are: foreign service officer in the State Department, intelligence officer in the Department of Defense, the CIA and the NSA; budget analyst in OMB; judge, magistrate, mayor, city councilperson, city manager, city planner, election campaign manager, administrative assistant to the governor, legislative assistant, lobbyist, state party chairperson, congressional aide, assistant township manager, policy analyst in the Department of Public Welfare; and campaign consultant.  Employment outlook for the political science field is excellent as government expands into new areas and private sector organizations seek employees with knowledge of public affairs.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies:

  • Law School (J.D.)
  • M.P.A., with various specializations
  • M.A. and Ph.D. in political science

Recent graduate school admissions include:

  • American University
  • George Washington University School of Political Management
  • Maxwell School-Syracuse University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • State University of New York
  • Lehigh University