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Graduate Career Ready with Political Science & International Affairs

Put your degree in Political Science and International Affairs to work pursuing a career that interests and challenges you. Political Science and International Affairs majors acquire higher-level critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Political Science and International Affairs majors learn to research and contextualize information, producing sharp, insightful analyses and evidence-based conclusions.  

Political Science and International Affairs majors show the kind of deep understanding and curiosity that is required for clear-sighted, problem-solving analyses of our past and present to create a better future. Perhaps most important of all, Political Science and International Affairs majors are educated beyond a narrow curriculum geared towards a specific career path; instead, they acquire the ability to remain intellectually flexible and to transfer their skills across career opportunities and environments. 

Explore the ways to use your Political Science & International Affairs education during a career conversation with the Center for Career Readiness.

Political Science & International Affairs at Work

UNC Political Science & International Affairs graduates pursue careers in companies and organizations around the country. Among our alumni, you will see many working in these industries:

  • Higher Education
  • Government Administration
  • Nonprofits
  • Legal

UNC Alumni Careers

Using their Political Science and International Affairs degree, UNC alumni go on to successful careers in a variety of interesting and in-demand professions. Learn more about the popular professions these and other alumni are pursuing.

Business and Financial

Alumni business and financial professionals account for several unique and interesting occupations that include accountants, financial analysts, human resources specialists, project managers, and marketing specialists.


Management and Operations

UNC alumni are prepared to serve in leadership and operational management roles within non profit organizations, educational institutions and private and publicly held companies.


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On Demand Resources and Support

Access recorded alumni career panels and LinkedIn tutorials to strengthen your network and professional connections to the UNC Bear Network.

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Alumni Spotlight

Great Careers Begin in Bear Country

Meet alumni like Abe Denmark B.A. '00 - a U.S. foreign policy expert who began his career with a UNC education in History and Political Science.

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Political Science and International Affairs Alumni: Update your career information through the alumni association.

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