Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Political Studies Careers

A background in Political Studies not only creates politically aware citizens, but forces students to develop research, analytic and writing skills that stand them in good stead in whatever occupation they may choose.

Students of Politics have gone into a variety of interesting careers including: politics (the last four Canadian Prime Ministers have had some training in Political Science), law, journalism, and the bureaucracy. Increasingly, graduates are also moving into careers in business and public relations as businesses and interest groups become more aware of the skills obtained in the study of politics. Many graduates as well pursue higher degrees in the discipline, enter education programs or develop careers as researchers.

A concentration in Political Studies not only provides a scholarly understanding of politics but provides skills in demand in most professional occupations.