Political science majors often enter careers in government, law, business, international affairs, nonprofit organizations, campaign management and polling, journalism, communications, research, community service, and university and college teaching. Many of Elmhurst’s political science majors attain advanced degrees in political science, law, and public administration; many go on to distinguished careers in these fields. One Elmhurst political science graduate, the Hon. William Bauer, currently serves as judge on the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
But the rigor of the political science curriculum can be applied to any career or to daily life: It teaches students to speak and write clearly, think critically, analyze and synthesize information and data, understand complex societies, work and interact in a diverse community, and engage in the political world around them.