Career Resources | Department of Political Science

Career Resources

Have you ever wondered what you can do with a political science degree? The American Political Science Association provides information on potential career paths and earnings for political science graduates.

A political science degree opens the door to jobs in public, non-profit, and private organizations. See the resources below to read more about careers in government, a popular path for political science graduates.

For a more comprehensive list of resources, visit the Career Center in Chestnut Hall 311.

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Careers in Law Enforcement


Other Helpful Links

  • UNT Career Center - career advising, job shadowing, mock interviews, networking events
  • Eagle Careers - job listings (on and off campus), career fairs, professional development resources
  • Career Readiness - how to prepare for a career while you are in college

5 Marketable Skills for a BA in Political Science

  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Collaborative and Team-based Partnerships
  • Leadership and Interpersonal

Marketable skills for this degree include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas, that are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to the major. The marketable skills goal was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers. UNT's marketable skills were faculty-developed and approved by employers or discipline-specific agencies, e.g., internship providers, chambers of commerce, workforce development boards, and other workforce-related entities. For information on these marketable skills -