Political science majors develop skills such as analyzing data, written and oral communication and effective decision-making. An innovative curriculum taught by professors with real-world experience in law, government, political campaigns and media, allows students an experience no other North Carolina school can offer.
Focusing on governmental organizations and public policy, a Political Science major can qualify you for a career in business, law, consulting, public service, journalism, urban planning or government relations, among other fields. The curriculum focuses on the development of skills such as analyzing data, written and oral communication and effective decision-making.
Graduates can work in city management and urban planning, international organizations, non-profit institutions and organizations.
WPU political science graduates have gone on to jobs such as:
- Wages and Hours Investigator, United States Department of Labor
- Coordinator, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- Disability Determination Specialist, Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services
Graduates have also been accepted into the following programs:
- UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
- New England School of Law
- East Carolina University, Public Administration
- Campbell University School of Law
- Thomas Cooley School of Law
- North Carolina Central University School of Law
- Stetson School of Law