When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in Political Science, and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty.
Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Political Science major at Purchase College.
The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.
TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE
CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
www.apsanet.org - The American Political Science Association
www.psqonline.org - Political Science Quarterly
www.ipsa.org - International Political Science Association (IPSA)
www.abanet.org - The American Bar Association
www.aclu.org - American Civil Liberties Union
www.law.com - Legal News and Information
www.federaljobs.net - Federal Government Employment Information
www.theaapc.org - American Association of Political Consultants
www.cfr.org - Council on Foreign Relations
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information
JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.cs.ny.gov - NY State Jobs
www.usajobs.gov - The Federal Government's official job site
www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads- Provides information and Federal Government job opportunities for students and recent graduates
www.makingthedifference.org - Federal jobs and internships
www.careers.state.gov - Jobs with the U.S. Department of State
www.westchestergov.com - Westchester County government site
www.idealist.org- Nonprofit site, internships and jobs
www.twc.edu - The Washington Center for Internships & Academic Seminars
www.lawjobs.com - Jobs in law and career information
www.fpa.org - Foreign Policy Association - jobs and information
www.publicservicecareers.org - Public service jobs
Additional Resources Available at the CDC
CandidCareer.com: View informational interview videos and explore major and career possibilities!
Employers Nationwide by Major: View national employers who have hired employees in the majors listed. (provided by Buzzfile)
Employers in NY by Major: View employers in NY who have hired employees in the majors listed. (provided by Buzzfile)