Results and Outcomes

In an increasingly globalized world, an understanding of the interconnectedness between domestic affairs, international trends and developments becomes a more vital skill set with each new day. A bachelor’s degree in political science provides important training in these areas and can lead to numerous careers in education, government, law enforcement/military and a wide range of other fields.

Political science graduates from Saint Joseph’s are no exception. They have gone on to successful careers on many levels. Some of the positions recent graduates have accepted include:

  • Congressional Staff Assistant
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • State Trooper
  • Media Assistant
  • Declassification Analyst
  • Private Investigator
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Financial Advisor

Well-known businesses continue to recruit and hire Saint Joseph’s political science graduates on an annual basis. Among the more recent are congressional staff, New Jersey State Police, Lincoln Financial Group and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Other students choose to take their education to the next level and enter graduate school. Recent undergraduates have gone on to further study at, among other institutions, Boston College, University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.

Political science graduates are able to apply their education to a number of rewarding careers in a variety of fields. In the most recent survey (2012), the average starting salary for a Saint Joseph’s political science graduate was $42,000 with an average $2,000 bonus. Nationally, students who major in political science or a similar field perform well. Graduates who found jobs after majoring in government ($43,200 starting salary, $97,100 mid-career), international relations ($41,700 starting salary, $85,700 mid-career) and political science ($41,700 starting salary, $77,000 mid-career) all landed jobs with salaries ranked in the top 50 most lucrative, according to payscale.com.

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