Political Science

A degree in Political Science will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the ways in which power and authority permeate almost every aspect of our lives. By concentrating on the various elements of Political Science, such as Comparative Politics, Canadian Politics, Political Theory and Women and Politics, you can amass knowledge on a wide range of contemporary issues which will prepare you for a great variety of professional careers and work environments.

Career Options in Political Science

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Political Science degree than others.

  • Activist
  • Business Administrator
  • Community Worker
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Editor
  • Event Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Administrator
  • Historical Researcher
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Immigration Officer
  • Institutional Researcher
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Police/Corrections Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Researcher
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Professor
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Public Speaking Consultant
  • Purchasing Agent/Buyer
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Researcher
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.