Political Science Career Information

Washington DC

General Information:

Political Science is the study of government and public policy and of the political behavior of individuals and groups. It uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine political systems in the United States, all countries and regions of the world, and international relations. Political science students understand the dynamic and changing political world in which we live and its ramifications for our lives. The understanding of how politics work, motivating factors behind public policy, and the use of public strength to advantage as well as many other topics are critical to political science. The political science major is designed to expose students to the philosophical and practical problems of political organization, action, and governance and to encourage critical thinking about the nature of citizenship, rights, and duties in the modern world. Options at UCCS include: General Political Science; American Politics & Public Law; Global Politics; Public Administration


Scales of Justice

Career Possibilities

  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • State Legislator
  • *Diplomat
  • Reporter/Journalist
  • Agency Specialist
  • * Politician
  • * Law/Lawyer
  • * Legislative Attorney
  • Public Service/Public Administration
  • * Judge

Colorado Statistics:

  • 2013 Annual median salary of Judges is $129,100; employment is expected to grow 0% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary of Legislators is $58,100; employment is expected to grow 5% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary of Lawyers is $115,400; employment is expected to grow 5% by 2020.

For More Information

  • * May require further education or certification


For more information contact UCCS Career Center

(719) 255-3340