Examples of jobs that political science graduates from the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University have attained include:
City and village managers; legal profession; nonprofit organizations such as Red Cross, Loaves and Fishes, and Ministry with Community; airport administrator; secondary education teachers; community college instructors; journalists; planning departments; personnel departments; assessor; various businesses.
Lobbyists such as Persuasion, Inc. and Weiner Associates; staffers in State Representative and State Senate offices; Senate Majority Policy Office; Michigan Association of School Boards; University professors; Chief Counsel Senate Judiciary Committee, Peace Corps; various businesses including the public relations firm of Rossman, Martin and Associates.
Defenders of Wildlife; Office of the Inspector General; House Commerce Committee; Chief of Staff for Congressman Tom Feeney of Florida; SCM Associates (fundraising consulting firm); AFL-CIO (Association of Flight Attendants); Computer Sciences Corporation Federal Sector (FCC Programming Services Contract); Berkshire Mortgage Finance (Vice President and Loan Originator); Department of State (Foreign Service); Congressman Buck McKeon; Senator Christopher Dodd (Deputy Press Secretary); American Jewish Committee; U.S. Department of Agriculture (in the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India; The Gerontological Society of America; Department of Justice.
Foreign Service positions in Colombia, Thailand and India; the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, numerous development non-government organizations in developing countries.
In political science, a large number of students continue onto law school. In recent years, students have attended many different law schools. For a listing of some of these law schools, click here.
Many students continue to work toward graduate degrees once they complete their undergraduate requirements. For example, a number of students continue on to study for a master's degree, or enter the M.A./Ph.D. program, or enter the Peace Corps Option of our Master's of Development Administration, or continue on to work for a graduate degree at another university.