Career Opportunities

An undergraduate major in political science is used by many students as a background for graduate study--and eventually employment--in such fields as law, public policy, public administration, business administration and international relations. Other fields which may be directly open to graduates are public opinion and market research, social work, municipal management, secondary school teaching, TV and radio, journalism, lobbying, criminal justice, campaign management and legislative staff work.

The American University/Albion College M.P.A. Program

Albion College is one of a select few liberal arts colleges to have established a "linkage" agreement with the master of public administration (M.P.A.) program at The American University in Washington, D.C. The linkage agreement guarantees admission to The American University's M.P.A. program for Albion College students majoring in political science provided that they:

  • Graduate with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0;
  • Submit three letters of recommendation certifying their ability to do graduate-level work;
  • Submit an essay to The American University describing their education and career objectives
  • Submit GRE scores if they are seeking financial aid from The American University.