Our graduates have been hired in a variety of fields, from museums like the Smithsonian Institution and the National Constitution Center, to secondary school classrooms, law offices, and branches of the U.S. government. The 21st century will confront American society with a whole range of new tests calling for a public policy response, while older issues will re-emerge. Graduates of the History, Politics, and International Relations Department will be well positioned to deal with such issues as: education, law and criminal justice, homeland security, management of environmental resources, demographics and immigration, urban planning and transportation.
Your training and field experience should make you immediately marketable in the job arena as well as capable of making a direct impact on public policy. Career options would include:
- Employment in local, state, or national government
- Non-profit and not-for-profit organizations
- Advocacy groups
- Print media and broadcast journalism
- Corporations responding to government regulations
- Law enforcement or social services