Political science provides a solid foundation for many occupations and professions, including:
- Government service
- Government and business relations
- Environmental action
- Business administration
- Association management
- Nongovernmental organization (NGO) management
Many of these fields require additional education. Qualified students may begin graduate-level work in Dominican’s Brennan School of Business while they are still undergraduates.
The required foundation courses are taken as electives in the undergraduate program. Students take one graduate course during each semester of their senior year and then take the remaining courses the following year. This reduces the time needed to complete the MBA degree.
Political science graduates who wish to become academics will need to complete a graduate program in political science or a related field like public policy and administration. In recent years, Dominican political science majors have attended outstanding graduate programs at American University, George Washington University, Loyola University Chicago and Northwestern University.
And, those who wish to pursue a career as an attorney must attend law school. Nearly every year, at least one Dominican political science major goes straight to law school, including at leading institutions like:
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
- John Marshall Law School
- Georgia State College
- Hamline University
- Marquette University
- St. Louis University
- University of Missouri
- Washington University in St. Louis
The Political Science department houses Dominican’s pre-law advising program. The pre-law advisor provides guidance and resources to any Dominican student in any major who is interested in a legal career.