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Political Science

Next to a board that reads “Raising the standard of living,” a political science major presents to a small group of people.

The political science major is designed to provide students not only with a broad education in political and other social sciences but also with the analytical skills essential in many professions. The flexibility of this program makes it a logical choice for those who wish to sample a wide variety of courses within the political science discipline. 

Students wanting to enter politics, journalism, business or teaching; to pursue graduate studies in political science; or to prepare for employment in international agencies concerned with foreign affairs normally choose the general political science program. 


Graduates in political science pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of international and domestic affairs, local government systems, communication and law. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Detroit Regional Chamber
  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Congress
  • Teach for America
  • JDRF International
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Truscott Rossman

Alumni work as: 

  • Account executives
  • Attorneys
  • Data analysts
  • Policy analysts
  • Policy and outreach coordinators
  • Teachers
  • Constituent relations representatives

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