Career Options

The Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy offers a diversity of majors leading to a wide array of career options.  While students interested in Criminal Justice may believe that their career path is clear, people interested in History or Political Science may worry that their choice of a major will not lead to a rewarding job.  In our department, we urge all of our students to think about the astounding variety of options that await them.  For example, a History major is more likely to end up with a career in marketing than a job as a teacher.  Students who plan to head to a police academy upon graduating with a Criminal Justice degree may instead go to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree that will help them inform policy in the future.  And a Political Science major who intended to go to law school might instead pursue a graduate degree in public administration or a career in intelligence.

For potential careers in Criminal Justice, please see:\


For potential careers in History, please see:


For careers in Political Science, please see:

Also, check out these articles and blog posts indicating the value of our various degrees:

“30 Reasons it’s Smart to Hire a History Student”:

“There is Value in Liberal Arts Education, Employers Say,” U.S. News & World Report


This page was last updated on: March 14, 2018