Skip navigation links

World Politics

A global politics student stands proudly in front of a historical building, wearing a suit and tie.

The world politics major is designed to educate students about governments and political systems of many different nations and the interactions among them. It will prepare students for careers in international affairs in the public, private and nonprofit spheres. The program allows students to study the regions of the world that most interest them but also provides broad coverage of international relations and comparative politics.


Graduates in world politics pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of international affairs, intercultural communication, community relations and governmental systems.

Alumni work at: 

  • State of Michigan 
  • U.S. Congress
  • United Nations Association of the United States of America
  • Spain - Ministry of Education
  • Jackson National Life 
  • Public Policy Associates
  • Municipal Employees' Retirement System

Alumni work as: 

  • Business managers
  • Constituent relations representatives
  • Process analysts
  • Field campaign organizers 
  • Legal assistants
  • Youth advocates

Next steps
More resources

Visit College of Social Science
More information on World Politics
View courses