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.

Career Outlook

Image Career Outlook Chart - Job Outlook graph showing jobs on the rise - $58,879 Estimated Salary of Graduates from this program

Job Outlook graph shows jobs for training and development on the rise through 2022 - $58,879 estimated salary of graduates from this program.
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Job Opportunities*

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Community & Social Service Managers

Median Annual Salary:
$65,320 per year
$31 per hour

Number of Jobs:

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor's Degree

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Public Relations & Fundraising Managers

Median Annual Salary:
$114,800 per year
$55 per hour

Number of Jobs:

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor's Degree

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Social & Human Services Assistants

Median Annual Salary:
$33,750 per year
$16 per hour

Number of Jobs:

Typical Entry-Level Education:
High School Diploma

*Job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook. Which can be found at

Employment Outcomes

Graduate Occupations


Postsecondary Teachers

Social & Human Service Assistants

First-Line Supervisors of Office
& Administrative Support Workers

Judicial Law Clerks

Public Relations & Fundraising Managers

Graduate Employers

WalMart Stores, Inc

Department of Community Based Services

39th Judicial Circuit Judge

Addiction Recovery Care, LLC, Inc.

Americana Community Center


Graduate Job Titles

Customer Service Representative

Law Clerk


Human Resources Manager

Litigation Attorney

Project Coordinator