Politics

Politics is the study of man in communities and deliberation about how best to order man's social existence. The main objective of Ave Maria University's Politics major is to advance students' critical understanding of the nature and purpose of political life.

Employment Opportunities for the Politics Major

Ambassador

International Correspondent

Research Analyst

Budget Analyst

Journalist

Security Director

Broadcaster

Judge 

Tax Inspector 

Campaign Organizer

Lawyer

Teacher 

Commissioner

Librarian

Translator

Congressional Aide

Lobbyist

Criminologist

Officer, FBI

Diplomat

Paralegal

Urban Planner

Historian

Politician

Writer

Intelligence Specialist, CIA

Public Relations Specialist

 

*Some occupations may require education or experience beyond a bachelor's degree.

Skills of Politics Majors with Professional Value

  • Ability to develop and market ideas
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations
  • Ability to take initiative and be self starting
  • Excellent analytical and research skills 
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Fluency in languages
  • Grasp of political processes at multiple levels
  • Grasp of linkages among politics, economics, history and culture

Strategies for Increasing Employability

  • Complete an internship in government or related area.
  • Serve in model United Nations.
  • Become involved in student government.
  • Participate in cross-cultural groups and organizations.
  • Develop skills in computers, statistics, and data analysis.
    Acquire foreign language competency and travel experience for international positions.
  • Supplement curriculum with business courses.
  • Volunteer with the staff of a government official.
  • Participate in local or national campaigns.
  • Obtain specialized certification for paralegal positions.

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