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What can you do with a Bachelors in Political Science?

I am currently in community college and I am planning to go into a four year school and major in Political Science. I love the law, and plan to use my Political Science degree as a segue into a law degree, but I was just wondering if something should happen and law school doesn't work out is there any other practical application for a PS degree? I want to do what I love, but I also want to have a back up plan and not end up with a really expensive but impractical degree. Thanks for the advice! Thanks :)

Asked By: Yours Truly - 5/4/2010
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There are plenty of jobs in politics, government, NGOs, political activism, etc. that would be open to someone with a degree in political science. There are also a fair number of administrative-type jobs in courts and law offices that require a bachelors degree but not a law degree. A lot of these jobs might not pay a... More
Answered By: ooooo - 5/4/2010
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If law school doesn't work out you'll just have to wait tables.
Answered By: Wally Balls - 5/4/2010
 
You can earn a master's degree in political science and if you are lucky you can then be hired for a staff position on a legislative committee or in a legislator's office. You could also get a teaching credential if one is required in your state and teach civics or government in high school.
Answered By: ownpool - 5/4/2010
 
Law school is the best option. If that doesn't work out, you can try to work for a charitable or social justice organization, try to work on the campaign team for your local representative, or try to get into a regional government department.
Answered By: Canadian Bacon - 5/4/2010
 
For a Poli Sci degree to have some weight you need to get to a Tier 1 school first. I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU MINOR IN ACCOUNTING! If you get to a tier 1 school major in Accounting so at least you have a back up and can be a CPA. You should assume the worst to happen... More
Answered By: Super b****r - 5/4/2010
 
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