Political Science


Workshops | Careers in Political Science | Graduate Study | US Government Information |
Staying Informed on International Political Issues

Department Workshops & Publications
  • Careers in Political Science Workshop 2011 handout
  • Graduate School Workshop 2011 handout
  • Internship Workshop 2012 handout
  • Public Service Workshop 2011 handout

Careers in Political Science

The following information has been provided by the American Political Science Association (APSA) to help students who intend to major in political science. Click on http://www.apsanet.org/content_6457.cfm for further information.
A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; pre-collegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching. Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.";

For examples of Careers for Political Science majors click on: http://www.apsanet.org/section_361.cfm.

Graduate Study

Political Science Dept Graduate School Workshop (March 2011)
Graduate Programs in Political Science: http://graduate-school.phds.org/find/programs/political-science
General Information on Graduate Programs: http://www.gradschools.com/

Information on Law Schools:
> Law School Admission Council (the official source for applying to take the admission test and making application to ABA approved schools) www.lsac.org
> FindLaw at http://stu.findlaw.com/prelaw/index.html .

Internship Resources http://www.apsanet.org/content_11599.cfm

		  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Information: (data, undergraduate funding sources, undergraduate internship opportunities, women and politics, graduate school funding, and employment in IR) http://mtsu32.mtsu.edu:11275/related_links.htm  

There are several comprehensive guides to United States Government offices and agencies. Among the best are

"All legislative Powers granted herein shall be vested in Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives ."

"The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States."

"The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court , and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."