Where Can a Degree in Political Science Take Me?

Our students regularly secure coveted internships in:

  • Government offices and agencies (e.g., the City of Philadelphia)
  • State legislative or congressional offices
  • Political campaigns
  • Law firms and local prosecutor’s offices
  • Public interest groups

Political science offers students preparation that can help them in a wide range of endeavors. Our alumni go on to law school and graduate studies, while others find meaningful employment in government, political groups and campaigns, the media, non-profit organizations and business. Related careers and fields include the following:

  • Policy researchers
  • Political correspondents
  • Lobbyists
  • Political consultants
  • Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Education
  • Government affairs

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Calling All Alumni

How are you? What are you up to? Join the Temple University Political Science Alumni group on LinkedIn. We want to get in touch with you, get you in touch with each other and give our current students great ideas about all that you can do with political science training.

Alumni Spotlight

The stories below feature some of our outstanding alumni and they further illustrate the diversity of options available to Political Science graduates.

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Trey Miller (He/Him/His)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Mr. Trey Miller graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2018. He participated in "The Washington Center" semester and focused on American Politics. Currently, Trey is the Chief of Staff for former Governor Ed Rendell (D 2003-2011; previously Mayor of Philadelphia 1992-2000), as well as a 2nd-year law student at Beasley School of Law. A career highlight of Trey Miller’s work thus far has been working with the Biden campaign in 2020 and working with the group “Our Future United” in the Georgia runoff that helped propel the Democrats to control of the Senate. He credits the Washington Center for giving him great insight into life working on the Hill and allowing him to network and build important connections that he still maintains today. Additionally, Trey Miller has been selected as an honoree for City & State’s Pennsylvania "Forty Under 40" list, highlighting this generation’s rising stars.

Forty Under 40

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