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SBS Student Career Advising

What can you do with a major in Political Science or Legal Studies? The simplest answer is anything you want. Both majors provide you with the critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and writing skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of career paths.

Students who have chosen to focus their undergraduate careers on the study of politics, governance, and international relations naturally seek to pursue careers in law, politics, domestic and international non-governmental agencies, and academia, whereas students who focus on public administration tend to find jobs in the public affairs arena.