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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt University offers a
Bachelor of Science in Political
Science. The program develops
critical thinking, analysis and
communication skills through a
combination of classroom experience and internship opportunities designed to instill students with firsthand experience and practical understanding of governmental policy and practice.


Are You Ready To...

• Develop comprehensive
research skills
• Delve into a deep understanding of international politics and policy
• Tackle big, heavy questions
such as what is the best way to
reconcile individual desires and
community needs? Is it possible
to have both freedom and equality? Authority and justice?
• Explore the political issues
inherent to different regions of
the world, like the Middle East,
East Asia, Latin America, and
Eastern Europe



It Helps To Be...

• Efficient in oral presentation
• Good at research
• Strong in written communication skills
• A good problem solver
• Analytical thinker
• Proficient in computer usage
• Good at statistical analysis


Work Environment

Political scientists work in offices. They generally work full time, although some may work overtime to finish reports and meet deadlines.



Knowledge Base

• Thorough understanding of the
American political system
• Understanding of government
through a combination of theoretical and empirical analysis and practical experience
• Critical thinking and communication skills
• A thorough understanding of
history and culture



Employment Websites

International Political Science

American Political
Science Association

What Can I Do with A Degree in Political Science?

In a nutshell, Political Science is the academic study of politics
and government. In one sense, it is an ancient discipline. It
remains central to any classical study of the liberal arts, firmly
grounded as it is in the work of Plato and Aristotle. In another
sense, because it often deals with current events and sophisticated statistical analysis, Political Science is a cutting-edge area of study. Whether you are analyzing voting patterns in a presidential campaign, the Israeli parliament, or the pros and cons of different systems of government, Political Science is timely, fascinating, and perpetually changing.

Related Careers

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Campaign Manager

City Planner

Civil Service


College Professor


Foreign Service Ambassador

High School Teacher




Labor Relations Specialist


Legislative Aide

Legislative Attorney

Market Research Analyst

Personnel Manager

Political Activist

Political Scientist

Probation/Parole Officer

Public Relations Manager

Press Secretary

State Legislator

Systems Analyst


Potential Employers

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Civil Associations

Colleges &

Criminal Justice


Court System

Drug Enforcement

Federal Labor Relations

Housing and Urban


Labor Organizations


Nonprofit Organizations

Political Action

Political Candidates

Political Lobbying

Private Lobbying

Private Law Firms

State Legislature

Think Tanks



• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Complete an internship or gain related experience in federal,
state, or local government agency
• Acquire foreign language skills for overseas work
• Develop skills with computers, statistics, and data analysis
• Be prepared for extensive volunteering (e.g. on political campaigns) prior to advancement
• Seek out leadership roles on campus and in professional organizations
• Develop a network of contacts through experience and informational interviewing

Campus Contacts

SimonPeter Gomez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office: 770-720-5977