Careers in Political Science and Public Administration

Courses in political science and public administration prepare students for a wide variety of careers, in fields such as:

  • Politics or public service, such as working for the federal, state, or local government
  • Campaign Management
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Administration of Private Non-Profit Organizations
  • Education
  • Lobbying for Interest Groups
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • International Business
  • Research and Policy Analysis

Recent Sul Ross political science and public administration graduates have moved on to careers in local, state, and federal government, secondary education, and administration of private non-profit organizations, or to further studies in law and graduate programs. According to the United States Department of Labor, jobs in political science are expected to grow 21% in the next ten years--faster than the average rate for all jobs. Plus, the median annual income for workers with a political science degree is $102,000 a year.

You can learn more about Careers in Political Science from the American Political Science Association, the American Society for Public Administration, or the Sul Ross Career Services Office.