University of Vermont

CAS Political Science Major

Political Science

Alumni with a degree in Political Science pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Political Science.

Job Title

Career Industry

Loan Officer Assistant Financial Services
Pastoral Associate Clergy
Regional Manager Non-profit Administration
Pastor Clergy
Attorney Law
Assistant Registrar for Technology Education Administration
Investment Broker Invest Banking
Special Agent Law Enforcement
Management Analyst Local Government
Social Studies Teacher Primary Education
Landscape Designer Agriculture
Real Estate Broker Real Estate
Assistant Director of Career Services Higher Education
Operations Coordinator Hospitality
Admissions Officer Educational Non-profit
Catastrophe Analyst Insurance
Platoon Leader Military
Merchandise Manager Athletics
Staff Assistant Federal Government
Coordinator of Global Media Retail

Recent Employers

Vermont Department of Health Howard Center or Human Services
Northwestern Medical Center, Inc. Ralph Lauren Corporation
United States Department of Agriculture Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
FourSquare Senator John Kerry’s Office
Denver Broncos Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.
Vault Publishing IBM
Merrill Lynch Trust Company Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Disney Consumer Products

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Political Science

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Analytical thinking skills
Ability to make informed decisions and solve complicated problems

Attention to details and adherence to deadlines
Ability to work under pressure

Clear and concise written and oral communication
Public speaking skills
Persuasive writing and speaking

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Effective interviewing skills
Collecting and compiling data from observation and research
Survey research methods

Planning and implementation of programs
Putting theories into motion
Marketing skills

Isolating the specific from the general
Maintaining and organizing information and records

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Ability to explain complex ideas and concepts
Collaborative problem solving Interaction with diverse populations

Evaluating issues and events
Understanding concepts and realities from multiple points of view
Knowledge of community needs

Ability to extract pertinent information from complex and cumbersome laws and case histories


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