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Career Readiness Skills

Are You Career Ready?

Career Exploration

Political science majors pursue a wide variety of careers which is a testament to the degree’s versatility.

If you need help narrowing your focus, the Career Center can help you through assessments and one-on-one counseling.

The following websites may also be helpful as you think about a career in political science:

American Political Science Association

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook

College of Charleston Department of Political Science Career Resources

Career Readiness Skills

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), mastering these competencies can lead to a successful transition into the workplace. Select the links below to learn how a political science degree helps you develop these skills.

critical thinking/problem solving


oral/written communication skills
     list of classes with oral presentations
     list of classes that require at least 20 pages of writing

career management

professionalism/work ethic


information technology application