Stephen F. Austin State University

Career Opportunities

The liberal arts training in political science allows a student to explore a number of career opportunities. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 2006-2007 edition of Occupational Outlook Handbook states that "the growing importance and popularity of social science subjects in secondary schools is strengthening the demand for social science teachers at that level.Because of the wide range of skills and knowledge possessed by social scientists, many compete for jobs with other workers, such as market and survey researchers, psychologists, engineers, urban and regional planners and statisticians. Political scientists will be able to utilize their knowledge of political institutions to further the interests of nonprofit, political lobbying, and social organizations." The American Political Science Association reports that the job market outlook for political scientists is positive and is increasing.

Some career areas include:

For more information, contact the Department of Government at or 936.468.3903.