Career Opportunities

A political science degree hones the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are fundamental to entry-level positions within political and governmental institutions. This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, help you appreciate differing points of view, and broaden your knowledge of current affairs.

Political science careers are challenging and offer unique opportunities. A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to employment in a wide variety of fields. Whether you have a budding political career or have your eye on law school, an online bachelor’s degree in political science could be your first step to a rewarding career.

Job opportunities include:

  • Law
  • Local, state and federal government
  • Elected office
  • Campaign management
  • Business
  • Media and communications
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Higher education
  • Advocacy
  • Teaching

Recent graduates are employed by:

  • Frost Brown Todd (Lexington, Ky)
  • Senate Democratic Leadership Office (Frankfort, Ky)
  • ARC Consulting