Career Options - B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration

Your B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration from Walden can enhance your ability to find a meaningful career in which you can truly make a difference.

To help you succeed across a variety of sectors and newly emerging disciplines, you will examine the knowledge and skills in high demand, such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication

This degree can provide a solid foundation for graduate school, allowing you to pursue additional opportunities and advancement in a broad range of professional settings:

Private Business

Today’s businesses—particularly those that interface with government and community organizations—face legal, ethical, and cultural challenges that require the expertise this degree provides.

Career examples: Banking analyst or executive, communications director, corporate public affairs advisor, corporate economist, corporate information analyst, corporate advisor for governmental relations, financial consultant, information manager, issues analyst, corporate social policy director, lobbyist, systems analyst

Law

You can apply your B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration with a Law and Legal Studies concentration to a variety of careers in private corporations, law firms, public agencies and the courts. It can also be the foundation for law school success. Those with law degrees have options in private practice or as legal counsel for private corporations or public agencies.

Prepare for a career: Lobbyist, activist, advocate/organizer, paralegal, legal assistant

International and Nonprofit Organizations

You can work directly with the people and organizations that implement change on the ground, in your community, and around the world.

Career examples: Nonprofit or association director, activist, advocate/organizer, administrator, policy analyst

The public sector offers numerous opportunities across the federal, state, and local levels for you to apply your skills for the betterment of society.

Career examples: Budget examiner or analyst, city planner, city housing administrator, congressional office/committee staffer, federal or state aid coordinator, Foreign Service Officer, intelligence analyst, urban policy planner

Journalism

Your degree will give you the foundational knowledge to analyze the political landscape and play a major role in helping others to understand what is happening around the world.

Career Examples: Editor, freelance writer, political commentator

Electoral Politics

Apply your knowledge of the political and legal system at the frontlines of American democracy.

Career Examples: Campaign operative, pollster, survey analyst

In addition to career advancement opportunities, earning your bachelor’s degree at Walden is a stepping stone to graduate school. Walden offers Bachelor’s Plus options that can lead to an advanced degree from Walden for B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration students.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.


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