Political Science

Political Science

Do you want to take part in legislative processes or help keep people informed about policies that affect them?

Political science is the study of government and politics. Learn about politics at the local, state, national, and global levels.

Careers in Nonprofits, Government, and Business

  • Work for a government agency or a business as a political analyst.
  • Become a writer, journalist, or political commentator.
  • Work overseas with agencies of the United States government.
  • Continue your studies and become a paralegal assistant or a lawyer.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Political Science major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include American Studies, Pre-law, Ethnic Studies, International Relations/Global Studies, Public Policy, Urban Studies, Public Administration, and many more.

  • Search a list of Political Science related majors at the UCs’ and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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