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What Can I Do With This Major?

Careers In Political Science

Sample Job Titles (some of the following titles may require additional education)

  • Campaign Worker
  • Urban Planner
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Special Events Organizer 
  • Lobbyist
  • Grant Writer
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Probation Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Caseworker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Public Relations Worker
  • Community Program Director
  • Government Relations Officer

Our Graduates...Where Are They Now?

Alumni who graduated in the past 1 to 5 years have obtained employment as:

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Virginia Housing Alliance
  • Data and Program Manager, United Way of Greater Union County
  • Research Assistant, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Client Services Coordinator, Update Legal
  • Budget Analyst, New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice

Alumni who graduated in the past 6 to 10 years have obtained employment as:

  • Community and Government Relations Associate, SUNY New Paltz
  • Chief Operating Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County
  • Policy Analyst, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Wine Consultant, Encore Wine Imports
  • Consumer Insights Manager, PepsiCo

Alumni who graduated over 10 years ago have obtained employment as:

  • Election Inspector, Board of Elections in the City of New York
  • Distinguished Scholar, Polish Chair of Central European Institute at Quinnipiac University
  • Chief of Police, City of Kingston Police Department
  • Official, National Basketball Association
  • Vice President, ESG Sales at MSCI, Inc.
  • Manager of Public Relations and Strategic Planning , Thompson & Bender

...In addition, alumni have completed the following graduate programs:

  • Stony Brook University, M.A., Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Marist College, M.P.A., Public Management
  • Washington State University, M.A., Political Science and Government
  • George Mason University, M.A., International Relations and National Security Studies
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.
  • New York University ‐ Leonard N. Stern School of Business, M.B.A., Economics, Global Business and Social Innovation