Career Opportunities in Political Science

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Our majors pursue graduate programs in political science, public administration or public policy at institutions such as Ohio University, the University of Connecticut, Kent State University, the University of Akron, the Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) and the University of Pittsburgh. Graduates also pursue law degrees at schools such as the University of Toledo, The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and Pennsylvania State University.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have entered public service in a variety of employments, as policy analysts, industry liaisons with government, congressional aides, judges, private consultants for government affairs, office holders, lawyers and administrators. Many other graduates teach, manage their own businesses, work in sales and management and perform a variety of specialties in the broadcasting industry. There are really no limits in today’s market for graduates who have learned to speak, write, think and act with competence and passion.

Many of our former students hold important positions in government and society. They administer government programs, serve as officers in the armed forces, advise elected officials, represent the political interests of major industries, hold judicial positions and teach at the secondary and college levels. They are judges, lawyers, public administrators, teachers, mayors, journalists, lobbyists, policy analysts, election consultants and informed citizens.


Dane WilliamsAlum Profile

Dayne Williams ‘11

Dane graduated from Heidelberg in 2011 with a degree in political science. He came to Heidelberg for two reasons: a co-opt opportunity with the US Marshals, and he wanted to wrestle in college. He was able to do both.

“I received a well-rounded education that supports what I want to do.”

The education and experience he received at Heidelberg were instrumental in landing him an internship with the US Marshals after graduation. He felt prepared for the position and was able to give a positive impression. When the internship was complete, he applied for a full time position.

“I knew the Heidelberg co-opt program would help me get my foot in the door.”

Dane now lives in California as a Deputy US Marshal.