Your degree in political science will help you develop several essential skills. With a solid background in the social, economic and legal context of politics, you will be better able to understand political questions and public policy issues -- along with the impact these decisions have on people's lives. You will also develop effective writing and presentation skills, valuable in any career path.
With a degree in political science, you will find job opportunities available in business, government, journalism, law, nonprofit management and public service.The career you pursue will largely depend on your interests, your work experience and additional education.
Students in the Political Science and Public Administration programs acquire the knowledge and skills needed to analyze political, social, and economic issues at the local, national, and international levels. Political Science and Public Administration majors will be well prepared for a variety of career sectors, including business, domestic and international public affairs, non-governmental organizations, interest groups, teaching, law, journalism and graduate work.
The Political Science Department faculty provides advice and resources for their majors. There are many local, state, and national internship opportunities available for students. Lewis University Political Science majors have received internships in Washington, D.C., working in the White House, State Department, and for various members of Congress. Many majors also take advantage of study abroad opportunities in Europe, the Far East, and Latin America. Finally, faculty also direct students to various resources that are looking specifically for political science majors.