Students graduating from Catholic University with a degree in Politics possess skills that are in demand in many career areas. The skills gained through our programs — oral and written communication, interact with diverse populations, problem-solving, understanding of community needs, analytical thinking, research skills, teamwork, leadership abilities, persuasive skills, ability to craft messages — are strengths that can be applied in any field.
- The faculty and staff in the Politics Department can guide you toward internships, career-oriented research opportunities, and graduate school possibilities.
- The Center for Academic and Career Success will help you create a customized action plan, consider career options, work with you to develop your résumé and cover letter, and assist you with the job-search process.
- Our active alumni network can help you make the connections you will need to get your career off to a great start.
The most popular career paths of politics majors at Catholic University include graduate school (especially masters' programs and law schools), government (state and federal), lobbying and advocacy, and the non-profit sector. A recent survey of 2017 graduates of the University found that 94 percent were either employed, in graduate school or volunteering, earning an average salary of $51,531 within six months of graduation. More than 80 percent completed at least one internship during their undergraduate experience, and more than half completed two or more internships. Learn more about student outcomes.