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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
Association


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

Click the job titles below for further information

Attorney

Campaign Manager

City Planner

Civil Service
Attorney

Consultant

College Professor

Corporate
Economist

Foreign Service Ambassador

High School Teacher

Journalist

Judge

Lawyer

Labor Relations Specialist

Lobbyist

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

Click the links below for further information

CIA

Civil Associations

Colleges &
Universities

Criminal Justice
Agencies

Correctional
Institutions

Court System

Drug Enforcement
Agency

Federal Labor Relations
Authority

Housing and Urban
Development

Import/Export
Companies

Labor Organizations

Lottery/Gaming
Agencies

Nonprofit Organizations

Political Action
Committees

Political Candidates

Political Lobbying
Groups

Private Lobbying
Groups

Private Law Firms

State Legislature

Think Tanks

 

Strategies

• 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
SG1@reinhardt.edu

Career FairFor more information

Peggy Collins Feehery
Director of Career and Professional Development Services
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 301
Office: (770) 720-5548
Fax: (770) 720-9105
career-services@reinhardt.edu

Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Career Services recognizes the need for confidentiality so an individual feels free to explore concerns, formulate plans, make decisions and initiate appropriate actions. All concerns expressed to the Career Consultant shall remain confidential.