Division of Arts & Sciences

Careers in Political Science

Description of the Field

A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to a rewarding career in a diverse array of fields including government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations. It can also be a gateway into other fields of study such as law, education and journalism.

Political science is a versatile discipline that offers you an understanding not only about how societies are governed but also the social, cultural and economic transformations that are taking place across the globe today. You will study political institutions, structures, organizations and systems. You will also learn about the distribution of power, how decisions are made and how conflicts take shape and are resolved. As a student of political science you will gain insight into human political behavior and political culture.

Source: American Political Science Association

Sample Careers in Political Science (links to O*Net Online)

Political Scientists
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Broadcast News Analysts

Political Science at Columbus State

Coursework in Political Science is offered by the Department of Social Science. Please visit their site for information about their pre-major programs, course offerings, and faculty.