Life After Linfield

The Political Science major is, above all, designed to provide students with the written, verbal, critical thinking, and organizational skills they need to excel in a variety of careers. 

Political Science graduates pursue careers in: 

  • Law
  • Government and public service 
  • Business
  • Non-profit sector
  • Pre-collegiate education
  • Higher education
  • Political campaigns

 Some graduates of the Political Science department are employed by:

  • The National Football LeagueStudents in Group
  • American Cancer Society
  • US Department of Justice
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • American Red Cross
  • Project Vote Smart
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Yale University

Post-Graduate Fellowships

American Political Science Association - Grants and Fellowships
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Junior Fellows program
Fulbright Fellowship - Teaching and research funding worldwide
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship - For graduate studies in social sciences or humanities
James Madison Graduate Fellowships - For graduate students who intend to become secondary school teachers of American government or social studies.
Koch Associate Program - Year long, paid fellowship in Washington, DC
New Sector Residency In Social Enterprise (RISE) - Year long fellowship in Boston
Pickering Graduate Fellowship - Graduate education and training for Foreign Service
Social Science Research Council - International Dissertation Research Fellowships
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - For graduate studies in the humanities

To begin your networking with alumni, visit the Office for Career Development or the Alumni Office for additional information.