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

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