Political Science, B.A.

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UC Merced Political Science Program

Are you interested in American politics?  Elections?  Civil liberties? International relations? Conflict and war?  Political systems in other countries? Democratization? Political science is the social scientific study of these issues and many others.  If some of these topics seem interesting, majoring in political science might be ideal for you.  Our interdisciplinary approach to learning provides students with a unique program emphasizing innovative ways to understand politics.

What Can You Do With A Political Science Degree?

  • Annual Job Openings in CA: 41,927
  • 10-year projected job market growth:17.5%
  • Median wage in California: $104,959

Upon graduation, you might become*:

  • *Law Clerk
  • *Attorney
  • Legislator
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Community Relations Director
  • Project Management Specialist
  • Non-profit Organization Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Paralegal

*Careers with * typically require further education and training.