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Political Science

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Political science is the systematic study of government and politics. It deals with the making and implementing of public policy by means of decisions regarded as authoritative or binding for society. Graduates can pursue careers with Congress, Congressional committees, the White House, lobbying or law firms, interest groups, judges, state legislators or more.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Counterterrorism Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Community Service Learning Fellow
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Congressional Aide
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • City Planning Aide
  • Appeals Examiner
  • Equal Opportunity Specialist
  • Historian
  • Labor Relations Advisor
  • Parole Officer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Management Consultant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Technological Espionage Intelligence Agent

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • ACLU
  • Alternative Directions
  • Attorney General of Maryland
  • Baltimore City Public Defender
  • Baltimore Council of Foreign Affairs
  • Baltimore Development Corp
  • CNN
  • City of Baltimore
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. Congress
  • HUD
  • Sallie Mae
  • Mayor’s Office
  • U.S. Attorney General of Maryland
  • Peace Corps
  • Department of Criminal Justice of NJ

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources