Are you interested in: 

  • Solving real world problems
  • Making and debating arguments
  • Challenging assumptions
  • Reading
  • Writing

As a political science major, you will develop an awareness of the modern world in its many historical and political dimensions. You’ll learn to view other people and cultures objectively as you develop your writing, research, and critical thinking skills. You may also choose to major in political science with a concentration in pre-law, gaining an understanding of current legal issues and receiving preparation for postgraduate study in law. Meredith’s location in the state capital provides a wealth of resources for internships, volunteer work, class speakers, and part-time jobs that will enrich your learning experience. Many political science majors also choose to pursue teacher licensure in social studies.

Types of jobs:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Policy analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Political consultant
  • Foreign service
  • Paralegal profession
  • Journalism
  • Business

Attend graduate school for:

  • College and university teaching
  • Law
  • Public administration
  • Government service

Options for the major:

  • B.A. in political science
  • Double major or minor in any additional related area of interest
  • Teaching licensure for elementary, middle, or high school teaching
  • Undergraduate research
  • Student teaching
  • History and Politics Club
  • The Meredith Poll
  • Internships – recent placements have included:
    • The White House
    • District and Washington offices of congressional representatives
    • Campaigns for Hillary Clinton, Kay Hagan, and the Republican Party of NC
    • Local law firms

Professional associations:

Career outlook:

Political science majors routinely enter a wide range of occupations. Some of those most closely aligned with the field of political science are:
Political scientist
Middle school teacher
High school teacher

Additional information:

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