Department of Political Science

Careers in Political Science

Look at all things you can do with a degree in political science from Rollins.

Opportunity Awaits

A degree in Political Science can lead to careers in law; public relations; federal, state and local governments; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; and journalism.


With a degree in political science from Rollins, your career prospects are incredibly bright. Don't just take our word for it though. Explore almost 40 years of job data from Rollins alums as well as profiles of recent graduates. And see how political science stacks up among majors with top-earning potential.

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By The Numbers

Careers of Rollins Political Science Graduates (1975-2013)

Law: 19%
Banking/Financial & Brokerage Services: 15%
Other: 11%
Education: 10%
Government/Politics/Lobbyist: 8%
Executive Management/Consulting: 8%
Advertising/PR/Sales: 8%
Real Estate: 6%
Media/Journalism/Publishing: 5%
Healthcare: 3%
Information Systems/Services: 3%
Contracting/Construction: 2%
Non-profit: 2%

Alumni Profiles

Find out how Rollins alums are applying their political science educations.

Kelsey Uhl ’15

"Capstone is a policy analysis and regulatory due diligence firm working exclusively for investors. We strive to make actionable and differentiated investment ideas from deep dive policy analysis. We partner with companies to assist them in developing strategies around current and predicted policy changes. Capstone specializes in financial services, energy and the environment, gaming, and health care."

"As the Research Events Coordinator, I am tasked with prepping and executing two of Capstone's most high-touch deliverables to our clients. These are policy days and conference calls. These meetings are held at a small scale to promote a high-level discussion of the issue at hand. I source experts on these topics from variety of fields who bring a new perspective to the conversation i.e. lawmakers, agency employees, trade associations, lobbyists, professors and hill staffers. Then, I secure meetings with them to provide real-time policy analysis for our clients so they can make an informed decision."

Going Global

Chris Heckscher ’90 never expected his Political Science degree from Rollins College to take him overseas. For over a decade, he has worked as an executive for Cisco Systems, managing 1,400 employees in six countries. Learn More

Bring a Dog to Heal

Moschell Coffey is director of strategic growth, communications, and operations at the New York City-based The Good Dog Foundation, a nonprofit that trains and certifies therapy dogs (and their handlers), and then dispatches them to disaster sites around the country and to schools, hospitals, and community facilities throughout the Northeast. Learn More

Standing in the Trenches of a Battleground State

As a field coordinator for the Republican Party of Florida, Brittany Fornof ’11 was deep in the trenches in one of the biggest battleground states in the country. Learn More