Political Science

Why Political Science?

  • Michelle Poch Alumna

    Pi Sigma Alpha is the Political Science Department's national honor society

  • MODELUN181

    Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) 2018 February 15-18

  • Political Science graduate, Michelle Poch '18, at the congresssional hearings for Facebook CEO and Founder, in April 2018. Michelle worked as a Government Affairs Intern at the S&P Globa during internship with the Washington Centerl

You might ask the same question about getting a Political Science degree: What can I do now? Students major in Political Science for many reasons. Some go on to work in government, law enforcement, journalism, teaching, others use training in management to work in non-governmental and non-profit organizations in the public or private sectors. Graduates manage campaigns, run for office, or manage an office. Some go on to professional schools: law, public administration, public policy or business. Others pursue masters or doctorates in political science. In other words, Politics is an interesting and dynamic field of study that opens up many doors and prepares students for viable careers both in and out of politics and government. You learn skills that apply in many settings. Learn about representation, public policy and legislating in the classroom and then work in an office of a state or national legislator as an intern. Spend a semester in a semester long election simulation and then work in a campaign. We offer classes, internships, a semester in Washington, independent projects of your design, Moot Court, Model United Nations and many more ways for you to think and engage in society. You pursue your interests!

Spotlight on Political Science