Political Science

Success After Susquehanna

Political science majors frequently choose to attend law school and pursue a legal career. Other majors opt for graduate school; business careers; employment by national, state, or local governments; journalism; careers in politics; college teaching and teaching in secondary school systems.

Graduate Study

Graduates in political science have been admitted to graduate school at:

  • American University 
  • New York University 
  • Columbia University   
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg
  • University of Rochester 
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Villanova University

Other graduates have attended law school at:

  • Cornell University
  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • Boston University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of North Carolina 
  • Ohio Northern University
  • University of Pennsylvania 
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Seton Hall University
  • Valparaiso University
  • Western New England University 
  • Temple University
  • Widener University

Graduate Placement

Some positions held by political science graduates:

  • Pennsylvania General Assembly congressperson
  • Assistant district attorney
  • Practicing lawyer
  • Staff assistant in the United States Congress and in the Pennsylvania legislature
  • Research analyst with the Washington, D.C. court system and the U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Staff position with the United States Department of Energy
  • Staff position with the Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Director of research with a defense consulting company
  • An analyst with the Center for Security Strategies and Operations

Other positions held by political science graduates have included:

  • Department store buyer 
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Probation officer
  • Stock and securities analyst 
  • Campaign director for a college fundraising company
  • College teaching position
  • College admissions counselor

Other graduates have served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, the Central African Republic, Gabon and Lithuania.

Course Catalog

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