Please Note: This information is provided as a service to the general public and this particular major may not necessarily be offered by Marietta College. For a list of degrees and majors offered by Marietta College please visit www.marietta.edu/Academics/

Area

Employer

Area:

Government

Sub-Area:
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Regional Planning
  • City or Town Management
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legislative, Executive, or Judicial Services
  • Program Administration
Employers:
  • Federal, state, and local government

Area:

Law

Sub-Area:
Employers:
  • Law firms
  • Corporations
  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Private practice
  • Special interest groups
  • Universities

Area:

Politics

Sub-Area:
  • Elected or Appointed Leadership
  • Campaign Management
  • Staff Administration
  • Special Interest Advocacy
Employers:
  • Legislative, executive, or judicial officials
  • National, state, or local government
  • Political action committees
  • Special interest groups
  • Political parties
  • Campaigns (national, state, or local)

Area:

Nonprofit

Sub-Area:
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Public Relations
  • Fund Raising
Employers:
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Foundations
  • Professional associations
  • Special interest groups

Area:

Business

Sub-Area:
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
Employers:
  • Product and service organizations
  • Retail stores
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturers
  • Financial companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Print and electronic media
  • Other business corporations

Area:

Journalism

Sub-Area:
  • Editing
  • Reporting
  • Circulation
  • Sales
Employers:
  • Newspapers (national, local, or trade)
  • Wire services
  • Magazines
  • Internet sites
  • Large corporations
  • Political parties
  • Political action committees

Area:

Broadcasting

Sub-Area:
  • News Programming
  • Production
Employers:
  • Television stations (network, cable, or public)
  • Radio stations (regional or national)
  • Independent syndications

Area:

Education

Sub-Area:
Employers:
  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Colleges and universities

General Information and Strategies

  • An undergraduate degree in political science is good preparation for graduate or professional study in areas such as psychology, law, or business.
  • Research the pre-requisites of the area of interest and tailor program of study to meet curricular and skill needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are imperative for most careers related to politics or government.
  • Become familiar with the government application process for opportunities in federal, state, or local government.
  • For careers in politics, be prepared to volunteer extensively before being hired or elected as an employee or official. Begin by working with the campaign or official of choice while in college.
  • Many elected public officials begin careers in other fields (law, medicine, business) before campaigning for office.