Careers in Political Science and Government

Many professionals find that political science and government make excellent subjects for their undergraduate studies, in preparation for earning an advanced degree. Just a few of the many government careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government include:

  • Non-Profit Director
  • International Consultant
  • Political Researcher
  • Public Servant and Lawmaker

Successful completion of this program by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

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Political Science and Government Degree Jobs Information

How to find a government job:

First, visit gogovernment.org and spend time researching the types of professionals most needed to work at government agencies right now.

Then go to USA Jobs, the federal government’s official job site. Even if you don’t find the specific job title you’re pursuing, you should at least create your personal profile, so that hiring managers can find you.

Consider a federal internship. One potential route might be the Pathways Internship Program, through the Veterans Administration. There is also a program for graduate students called the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

Veterans’ Preference

If you have served in the armed forces, you should know that there are laws that require preferential treatment to veterans (including the disabled) in federal hiring practices, if certain requirements are met. While this is not a guarantee of employment or retention, it could be advantageous to you if you’re a veteran of the US Armed Forces. Visit the website of the US Department of Labor to learn more about Veterans’ Preference.

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