A political science degree leads to a variety of career opportunities.
Around 20 percent of our political science graduates attend law school at prestigious schools such as Harvard and Stanford; others go on to earn a master's degree in areas such as public policy, public administration, journalism, communications, international affairs, and religious studies (including divinity degrees); some go on to PhD programs and pursue academic careers. Many Furman political science alumni have gone straight into the workforce, finding careers with organizations such as:
- Teach for America
- Lobbying firms in Washington, D.C.
- Public relations firms
- Capitol Hill
- The White House
- Executive branch agencies
- Special interest groups
- State Department
- Law enforcement
- National and international non-profit organizations
- Investment companies
Our students are prepared for any marketplace thanks to our relationships with other departments and our flexible program, which allows for double majors, interdisciplinary minors, or electives designed to fit a range of interests. Learn more about the how our graduates are using their political science degrees.