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Political Science

Political Science

 

WHAT IS POLITICAL SCENCE?
Political science investigates the practice of politics along with analyzing a variety of areas within the discipline. Political scientists not only evaluate political systems, but they also research international affairs, domestic policy, and civil rights to name a few. There is a variety of job opportunities for political scientists. Outside of public administration and politics, many political science majors become attorneys, teachers, or journalists.
 

CAREERS AND SALARY
Based on a study done by Brintnall and Marriott (2008) from www.apsanet.org, a majority of jobs in this area are academic, while the fields with the most demand are American government and international relations. Salary data listed below was taken from Education-Portal.com

 

 

Position Median Salary
Federal Executive Branch $114,040
Research and Development $77,160
Faculty $54,190
Local Government $83,790
Social Advocacy $77,410
Attorney (not private practice) $78,484
Intelligence Analyst $65,000