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Career Preparation

With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, TCU political science majors are well suited for a variety of successful careers. Occupational opportunities include government administration, politics and campaigns, public policy, non-profit organizations, international relations, business and journalism.

From international affairs to education and law enforcement, TCU political science graduates have been successful in many positions:

  • Assistant White House press secretary
  • Director of the forensics lab at the Department of Homeland Security
  • Texas assistant attorney general
  • State Department foreign service officer
  • National field organizer for the Sierra Club
  • Associate producer for “Face the Nation”
  • President of a political consulting firm
  • Teach for America volunteer

TCU political science grads are also prepared to pursue graduate degrees specializing in the study of specific regions, business, law or diplomacy. Our alumni have won Fulbright scholarships and attended elite law schools and graduate programs—at Harvard, Yale, University of Chicago and many others.

See extensive list of TCU alumni careers and graduate schools.


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Career Services

At TCU, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works exclusively with AddRan students. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career coach who will assess and analyze what you need most. You’ll learn how courses, internships and service projects can broaden the experience on your resume. Learn more about everything career services has to offer your major.

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Terrence Hood
Career Consultant to AddRan College of Liberal Arts

For more information about job opportunities, please visit the Center for Career & Professional Development.

Center for Career & Professional Development


For more information about careers

The American Political Science Association

Careers in Government

International Association for Political Science Students