Career Services

Degrees in the liberal arts prepare students for the complex problems they will confront in the workplace. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own. 

 Skills You Will Gain as a Political Science Major

  • Generating original questions about the political world
  • Applying scientific concepts to real-world political and social problems
  • Understanding complex problems
  • Linking specific political and social problems to theories
  • Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Writing and speaking effectively and persuasively
  • Thinking critically about information and evidence

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit UR Career Services. Exploring how skills, experiences, interests and values influences career choices can begin as early as a student’s first year and continue through the fourth year and even beyond. Whether searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help.