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What can you do with a Political Science degree? Anything you dare to achieve. As Daniella Ashibuogwi, Political Science B.A. '16 said, "One thing Liberal Arts nurtures within me is: I can do it all."

Pursuing a degree in Political Science does not mean you must attend law school or hold a public office. It means you will obtain the highly desired skills of analysis, crititcal thinking, communication, and human understanding. There is a need for political scientists in most major career areas, evident in these articles considering the value of a liberal arts degree


Career paths

Learn about job prospects, average starting salary, and potential employers on the College of Liberal Arts website. The career paths of several notable alumni began with a Purdue Political Science B.A.





CLA Career Center

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to helping students launch their careers. The CLA Career Center is available to help craft a resume, refine your opening pitch, or give practical advice to navigate a career fair or interview. Utilize the Career Center early and often in your time at Purdue to set yourself up for career success.