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"LSSU has a great reputation for placing students in graduate and professional schools. Many of my classmates from LSSU are now pursuing graduate and professional studies at some of the finest universities in Canada and the United States."

"The student-faculty interaction and the ability to conduct research at the undergraduate level really helped me to achieve success in a competitive graduate program. My professors at LSSU were always interested in helping us succeed."

Luke Ferra of Sault Ste. Marie graduated from LSSU in 2006 with a degree in biology and is now working toward a master's degree in epidemiology at University of Western Ontario in London. He plans to continue his studies in the medical sciences.

Luke Fera '06
Biology Major

Political Science

Careers*
   

With the skills they acquire in writing, speaking, analysis, critical thinking and leadership, political science majors are able to pursue a wide variety of career options (some of which require additional education).

A sample of typical occupations includes:

  • Attorney — Represents clients in private practice, in small or large law firms; represents corporations, labor unions, trade associations or governments as a salaried employee; serves as a prosecutor or public defender; serves as a judge. Requires the completion of a law degree following college.
  • Government Employee — Works for government agencies at the federal, state or provincial, or local level, or for international organizations, such as the United Nations.
  • Political Professional — Works as a campaign manager; staff assistant to legislators; elected office holder; or as a political liaison for professional, trade, business or other interest groups.
  • Journalist— Serves as reporter, editorial writer, editor or newscaster for newspapers, news magazines, or on radio or television.
  • Teacher—Teaches government and politics at the high school or college level.
  • Business Executive — Works in management, human resources, public relations or other areas in business.
  • Other Opportunities— Include preparation for graduate or professional schools in other fields such as business.

NOTE: Graduate degrees are required for some positions; thus, a law degree is required for work as an attorney and a Ph.D. is required for appointment to permanent teaching and research positions in colleges and universities.

 

  

 

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