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Political Science

Political Scientists, Political Science Degrees, Political Science Schools


People who pursue studies in Political Science are often interested in some form of public service.   A few wish to run for office, but more often Political Science majors find themselves working in a Government Agency, assuming some sort of management role at the local, state or federal level.


Political Science will prepare the student for the theory of political dynamics, but learning about Municipal Budgets and Social Services Policy comes on the job.  Individuals with Political Science backgrounds also often end up in the news business, as Reporters or News Analysts.


Political Scientists also have the option of teaching.  Most colleges require a PhD of their faculty members in any of the social sciences – or any other department, for that matter.  Some individuals who are working on a Doctorate may work as Graduate Assistants in a University’s Political Science Department, helping with the teaching and grading chores for the larger classes.


Degrees for Professionals in the Political Science Arena


  • Bachelors/Masters in Political Science
  • PhD in Political Science
  • Bachelors in Political Science/Public Administration
  • Bachelors in Political Economy and Government

Median Annual Salaries for Political Science Professionals


News Analyst




College Professor


County Deputy Executive



Sources: U.S. Dept. Labor and Salary.Com

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