Careers with a History/Political Science Degree

What Can You Do with a History/Political Science Degree?

This degree gets you ready for the world post-graduation, wherever you may end up. Since you’ll be learning vital skills like digging through research, communicating through writing, and presenting your findings, your history/political science degree from Indiana University Kokomo will prepare you for all kinds of careers. Alumni from our program have gone on to do things like:

  • All kinds of government work
  • Public administration
  • Public history
  • Journalism
  • Museum work
  • Politics and public service
  • All kinds of roles in business
  • Law enforcement
  • Non-profit organizations

In addition, studying history, political science, and philosophy will prepare you for law school and other graduate school programs in areas such as history, public history, political science/government, public administration, and library science.

At IU Kokomo, we want to help you gain real-world experience to go along with your degree. You’ll have the opportunity to pad your resume with internship opportunities, research projects, and involvement in student organizations to show your future employer that you’re more than a degree and a GPA.

Can you teach with a history/political science degree?

If you are interested in teaching at the high school level, we also work with the School of Education to offer a dual degree program in history/political science and education. In order to teach in secondary school programs, you need a degree in education or a dual major in history/political science and education.

Love history and political science? Do these careers sound like you?

If you have questions or just want to chat with someone in our department before getting started, we'd love to hear from you! If you have more questions about possible careers using your history/political science degree, you can always make an appointment with our Career and Accessibility Center. They offer all kinds of career services to students, alumni, and community members. 

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