Career Center & Student Employment

Political Science

CSU, Chico Catalog Description

Some graduates with Political Science degrees have pursued one or more of the following occupations:

  • Account Executive
  • Archivist
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Branch Manager
  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security Agent
  • Buyer
  • Campaign Manager
  • College Professor
  • Communications Specialist
  • Chief Executive
  • Conservator
  • Corporate Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Crime and Intelligence Analyst
  • Customs Inspector
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Detective
  • Education Administrator
  • Eligibility Worker
  • FBI, ATF, DEA, and INS Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • International Trainer/HR
  • Journalist
  • Judge
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
  • Loss Prevention Agent
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Occupational Heath and Safety Specialist
  • Paralegal
  • Parole and Probation Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Sales Manager
  • Secret Service Special Agent
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Social/Community Service Manager
  • Social Service Worker
  • Student Services Administrator/Advisor
  • Underwriter
  • Urban Planner
  • Writer


  • Typically co-curricular activities, work experience and/or internships are essential (in addition to earning a college degree) to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.
  • Some occupations may require advanced degrees and/or training (check with the Career Center regarding your target occupations).
  • Please visit the Career Center (SSC 270) early in your college experience to get ideas on how to build your resume.

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