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Political Science

Career Paths

Political Science is not a preparatory curriculum for a specific professional career.  Our graduates enter some fields in the political arena such as electoral politics, governmental staff positions and law.  Others enter a variety of private sector positions.  Graduates have been placed in a number of positions in state and local government, especially in the field of public administration.  Some of these have graduate degrees.  The department offers strong advisement programs in pre-law, public administration and international relations.

Our graduates have a solid record of graduate school acceptances and pursue diverse and exciting careers.  A sample follows:

University of Virginia
University of Santa Clara
Suffolk University
Drake University
New England School of Law
Ohio Northern University
Boston University
Boston College
Notre Dame

Political Science
SUNY at Stonybrook
University of Arkansas
University of Virginia
George Washington University
American University

International Relations
American University
University of Denver
University of Southern California
Georgetown University

Public Policy
University of Michigan
Harvard University

Boston College
Tufts University
Emerson College

Graduates’ Employment

Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Resources, Mass.
Mayor, City of Lawrence, Mass.
Mayor, Town of Methuen, Mass.
Field Representative, CETA
Researcher, ABC News
Counsel, Vermont Public Services
Systems Analyst, Mass. Dept. of Revenue
Research Assist., Senate Rep. Committee
Investment Office, Conn. Mutual
Administrator, Mass., District Comm.
Marketing Manager, Medical East Health
Social Service Coordinator, Head Start
Prosecutor, Tewksbury Police Dept.
Division Director. Mass. Energy Office
Teacher, Washington State
Comptroller, U.S. Dept. Education
Administrative Aide, Mayor of Lawrence, Mass.
Staff Aide, U.S. Senate
Special Agent, Defense Department
Finance director, Acton, Mass.
State Senator, Massachusetts
Legislative Aide, U.S. Congress
Deputy Chief of Staff, Gov. of Illinois
Administrative Assistant, Mass. Senate
Legislative Aide, Massachusetts House
Director, Lowell Planning Board
Administrative Aide, Fourth District Court, Mass.
Teacher, American H.S., Mexico City
Research Assist., Citizens for the Constitution
Junior Analyst, Office of Mgmt./Budget
Vista Volunteer
Budget Analyst, UMass Lowell
Attorney, York, Maine
Partner, Giarrusso, Beckwith, Cooley
Consultant, Mayor’s Office, Boston
Consultant, CACI, Arlington, Va.
Analyst, Library of Congress
Credit Manager, Kazmaier International Corp.\
District Sales Manager, Jamesbury Corp.
Judicial Law Clerk, N.H. Superior Court
Director, Lawrence Housing Authority
Assistant Principal, Haverhill, Mass.