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The Political Science program at the University of New Haven will develop your leadership, critical thinking, and networking skills - putting you in a great position to launch yourself into a career or pursue graduate study in a number of different fields.

Career Opportunities

StudentsFaculty in the political science program come from a number of backgrounds and will discuss career goals and educational objectives with all of our students. We will help you identify potential career paths in a wide variety of connected fields.

Some potential careers for political science graduates include:

  • Campaign Analyst
  • Campaign Strategist
  • Pollster
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Journalist or News Anchor
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Strategist
  • National Security Analyst
  • Politician
  • Government Contracting
  • Non-Profit Work

Check out this excellent write-up by “Best Colleges” that talks about the value of a Political Science degree and the many potential career paths PoliSci majors pursue.

Graduate School

Advising is provided by program faculty to prepare pre-law and graduate-school-bound students for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Our program has a proven track record of producing successful graduates. This includes significant numbers of graduates pursuing law and graduate school and a high placement rate (75%).

Recent graduates have been accepted to Law Schools including the University of Virginia, American University, Penn State University, Washington and Lee University, and Georgetown University.