Brooklyn Political Science Major

Brooklyn Political Science Major

Learn the systems of government. Improve laws. Get ready.

Our Political Science program prepares students for success in an array of fields, arming them with knowledge about the legal, institutional and ethical arrangements of governments, societies and power. Professors in our Political Science program work closely with the history, criminal justice, and journalism and new media studies departments to ensure our students receive a rich, broad domain of knowledge.

Prospective employees with specialized training in political science are in demand both in the private and public sectors. In 2018, political scientists earned an average annual salary of $117,570, according to the Bureau of Labor of Statistics.

Gain the skills you need to kick-start a career in political science. Excel in a career you’re passionate about in a field you love. Get ready to further your studies at the graduate level, or begin your career and start making a difference.

The Brooklyn Political Science Major Experience

Career Opportunities: A Political Science degree opens doors to an array of potential careers in such fields as law, government, nonprofits, foreign affairs, journalism and business.


Internship Experience: Students in our program have been interns at the United Nations, on political campaigns, and with nonprofits, local government agencies, county courts and law offices.


Minors that Matter: A minor in Political Science pairs well with such majors as business administration, criminal justice, history, journalism and new media studies, marketing, psychology and speech.