Some Political Science and International Relations majors proceed straight to graduate programs in law, public policy, international affairs, or political management; others begin their careers immediately upon graduating. Students contemplating law school have the option of the Catholic University Law School Direct Entry program, which reduces the number of combined years for an undergraduate and law degree from 7 to 6. Graduates often find the skills they have learned in their studies to be highly-valued, even in employment outside of law or politics.

How does Marymount help put students on a career path after graduation?

Marymount Political Science and International Relations majors have gone on to a wide variety of careers in the public and private sectors.

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On average, students graduating with degrees in political science and international relations earn higher salaries than graduates in biology, business, criminology, education, history, journalism, sociology, and psychology, and tend to be roughly tied with chemistry and computer science. This interactive chart is a fun way to explore projected salaries.