Political Science and International Relations

Careers and graduate school opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will possess important skills and knowledge attractive to employers in a variety of fields and you will be prepared for government and civil service. This degree also serves as an excellent foundation for law school, proven by our graduates’ 90% placement rate in law schools.

When you graduate, you will be prepared for a career in business, journalism, higher education, mission work or not-for-profit organizations. Your broadened perspective and critical thinking skills will be significant assets regardless of where you work. With a political science degree, not only will you be given essential professional tools, you will also be prepared to live out the principles and values of your faith in whatever career you pursue.

Political science careers:

  • Public servant
  • Lawyer
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) worker
  • Foreign service
  • International organizations (UN famine, health, security worker)
  • Professor
  • CIA Analyst
  • Military Intelligence
  • Non-profit and faith based organizations
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Lobbyist
  • Public Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analyst

Some current employers of Taylor political science and international relations graduates:

  • Attorney/Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Freelance Consultant: International Security Researcher
  • State Department working on human trafficking
  • Representative of the UN general secretary to West Africa