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College of Arts and Sciences

Marketable Skills

American Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of social issues and their stakeholders
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills

Relevant Fields

  • Advocacy
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Historical Societies
  • Advanced Degree
  • Museum Administration
  • Politics
  • Social Services

Sample Occupations Titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • National / State Park Interpreter
  • Policy Specialist
  • Public Relations Advisor
  • Research Assistant or Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Advanced Degree
  • Anthropologist
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Medical Anthropology Director
  • Professor 

additional Online Resources

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

Marketable Skills

Anthropology majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  • Proficiency with statistics and computer software
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with scientific equipment and measuring instruments
  • The ability to adapt approaches in public relations, marketing, and politics to diverse populations
  • Knowledge of archival methods and historical preservation techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human and world history 

Relevant Fields

  • Advocacy
  • Archeology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Education
  • Media
  • Museum/Curatorial Services
  • Research
  • Social Services

Sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Reseacher
  • National/State Parker Interpreter
  • Policy Specialist
  • Research Assistant or Analyst
  • Advanced Degree
  • Anthropology Profesor
  • Applied Anthropologist
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Medical Anthropology Director
  • Research Anthropologist

Social Worker

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listing: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

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Marketable skills

Art History majors develop professional skills including: 

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong writing and visual analysis skills
  • Ability to present ideas and analysis to audiences
  • The ability to find, collect, and evaluate published researched and primary soucres
  • An aptitude for creative problem-solving and decision-making

Internships provide additional skills including:

  • Museum and gallery publicity and public events organizing
  • Facilitating discussion of art works and presenting in front of groups
  • Experience documenting, preserving, and displaying historically valuable art and objects 
  • Experience working with others on team-oriented projects

Relevant fields

  • Art Administration/Arts Manage
  • Arts Advocacy Organizations
  • Art and Cultural Criticism
  • Arts Publishing and Editorial Work
  • Digital Arts Publication
  • Museum Collections Management
  • Museum Activities Publicity
  • Museum Staffing and Support
  • Museum Development and Fund-raising
  • Visual Resources and Archival Curatorship
  • Museum Education

Sample Occupational Titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bibliographer
  • Art History Teacher
  • Archivist Assistant
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Events Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Museum Developnent Assistant
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  • Advanced Degree: MA
  • Art Therapist
  • Conservator Assistant
  • Historic Preservation Assistant
  • Community College Instructor
  • Digital Librarian
  • Gallery Curator
  • Event Organizer
  • Visual Resources Curator
  • Museum Educator 
  • Advanced Degree: PhD
  • University Professor
  • Archivist
  • Conservator
  • Historic Preservation Officer
  • Program Director, Arts Advocacy
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Education Director
  • Museum Collections Manager

additional Online Resources

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

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Marketable Skills

Audio Production and Audio Technology majors develop professional skills including:

  • Ability to understand, communicate, and achieve audio-design objectives
  • An aptitude for utilizing new types of media, editing software, and music/audio industry hardwar
  • Experience designing products to meet the need and tastes of diverse clientele
  • Knowledge of important concepts and skills in physics and computer science (Audio Production)
  • Collaborate in groups to achieve common creative and technical goals 
  • Ability to record and provide audio support at live events
  • Experience managing studios and digital audio workstations
  • Proficiency in various audio production skills (mix, master and produce)
  • Knowledge of best practices, standards, and professional expectations within the audio and music industries
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex audio recording setups and systems

Relevant fields

  • Archival Media Management
  • Audio Engineering and Editing
  • Education
  • Event Production
  • Music
  • News Production
  • Radio, Television, and Film

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Audio Archivist
  • Audio Engineer/Technician
  • Audio-Visual Systems Designer 
  • Soud Designer/Mixer
  • Teacher (Audio/Music)
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Advanced Degree
  • Chief Audio Equipment Technician
  • Chief Recording Engineer
  • Chief Sound MIxer
  • Director of Technical Support
  • Professor
  • Radio Producer

additional Online resources

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

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Marketable skills

Biochemistry majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to develop and test original hypotheses through rigorous experimentation
  • Knowledge of organisms and their habitats
  • Experience gathering and interpreting scientific data
  • The ability to cogently express complex scientific and technical information
  • The ability to apply scientific knoledge to solve problems
  • Experience analyzing objects, fluids, and gases to obtain clinical information, and testing products to see if they meet specifications

Relevant fields

  • Agriculture
  • Aquatic/Marine Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science 
  • Forensic Science
  • Medicine
  • Research
  • Toxicology

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bioanalyst
  • Clinical Data Processor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Research Technician
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Chemical Safety Engineer
  • Chief Scientist
  • Clinical Chemsit
  • Geneticist
  • Geneticist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Research Biologist/Chemist

additional Online resources 

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills

Biology majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to develop and test original hypotheses through rigorous experimentation
  • Knowledge of organisms and their habitats
  • Experience gathering and interpreting scientific data
  • The ability to cogently express complex scientific and technical information
  • Experience using scientific methods and instruments
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • An aptitude for applying scientific knowledge to solve problems in agriculture, conservation, forestry, industry, medicine, and other critical areas

Relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Aquatic/Marine Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  •  Education
  • Environmental/Health Journalism
  • Environmental Science
  • Medical Science
  • Research
  • Zoology

 

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Assistant/Associate Scientist
  • Bioanalyst
  • Clinical Data Processor
  • Environmental Educator
  • Marine Conservation Program Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Research Technician
  • Advanced Degree
  • Chief Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Research Biologist
  • Veterinarian

additional Online resources

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills 

Chemistry majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to understand and communicate complex scientific concepts
  • Knowledge of chemical development, analysis, modification, and replication
  • Creative approaches to improving industrial processes
  • Experience using scientific tools and instruments
  • Experience testing products to ensure they meet specifications
  • The ability to identify contaminants in food, products, air, and water
  • Innovative uses for chemicals and their by-products
  • The ability to think critically about chemical applications for issues in industry, agriculture, mining, medicine, and space exploration

Relevant fields

  • Food Chemistry
  • Forensics
  • Medicine/Pharmacy 
  • Patent Law
  • Product Development
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  • Public Health
  • Textiles

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Advanced Degree
  • Chemical Safety
  • Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmacologist

additional Online resources

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills

Computer Science majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to communicate mathematical concepts and data to diverse audiences 
  • Experience analyzing problems and design technical solutions using computing technology
  • Comfort adapting to new and changing technology 
  • Skills in developing clientspecific systems for processing data
  • Skills in designing and coding computer programs
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages
  • Efficient use of computers and software to process large amounts of information, solve problems, and create original content

relevant fields 

  • Computer Operations & Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Information Technology 
  • Operations Research Analysis 
  • Security 
  • Software Design
  • System Analysis 

Sample occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Computer Programmer 
  • Systems Analyst 
  • Teacher
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer 
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Computer Engineer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Architect
  • IT Specialist
  • Operations Research Analyst 

Additional online resources 

Professional associations

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Dance majors develop professional skills including:

  • Ability to analyze materials and then formulate questions and ideas through critical thinking.
  • Management skills related to leadership, teamwork, idea generation, promotion, and audience development. 
  • Writing and research skills related to communication, dramaturgy, marketing, and self-promotion.
  • Awareness and knowledge of the human body including dance technique, anatomy, and somatics.
  • Performance and choreographic skills such as processing material quickly, verbal and physical articulation, mind/body connection, and creativity.
  • Use of technology including videography, photography and related computer programs like Access, Premier, DSLR, Adobe, Audacity, Pro Tools, Pure Data, and Final Cut.

relevant fields

  • Arts Management
  • Audio Technology
  • Choreography
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Curation
  • Dance Science
  • Dramaturgy
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film/media
  • Graphic Design
  • Library Science/Archiving
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Movement Therapy
  • Non-profit Management
  • Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Production
  • Public History
  • Public Relations
  • Rehearsal Direction
  • Stage Management
  • Teaching

sample occupational titles

  • Archivist
  • Artistic Director
  • Choreographer: Concert Dance, Music Video/Commercial, Site Specific, Musical Theatre, etc.
  • Communication Coordinator, Social Media Manager
  • Community Engagement Coordinator, Outreach Director
  • Critic, Journalist
  • Curator
  • Dance Educator: Higher Ed., K-12, Private Studio, Professional setting
  • Development Director, Donor Relations Coordinator, Director of Giving/Philanthropy
  • Grants Manager, Grants Writer
  • Marketing Director/Coordinator, Graphic Designer
  • Movement Therapist
  • Operations Manager, Facilities Coordinator
  • Performer: Company Setting, Freelancer, Project Based, Commercial Setting,
  • Producer
  • Programmer
  • Researcher: Creative Practice, Dance Science, etc.
  • Somatic Practitioner
  • Stage Manager, Theatre Technician/Stage Hand
  • Teaching Artist
  • Tour Coordinator

online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

  • Dance Research and Education
  • Dance Studies Association
  • Dance USA
  • International Association of Blacks in Dance
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
  • National Dance Education Organization

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills

Economics majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong analytical, logical, and quantitative abilities
  • Proficiency with quantitative tools and instruments
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts
  • Strong written, verbal, and graphical communication skills  
  • Experience at conducting various types of analysis, such as cost/benefit, scenario analysis, resource scarcity, etc.
  • Knowledge of how economics can improve policy, trade, and finance 
  • Experience with advanced statistics, computer models, and data analysis 
  • Comfort solving complex problems by means of advanced mathematics, logic, and quantitative thinking 
  • Experience with research design and acquiring, organizing and managing large databases
  • Proficiency with tables, charts and graphs, and relevant software
  • The ability to analyze masses of numerical data, identify trends, and make calculated forecasts
  • Experience predicting the social and financial impacts of proposed legislation 

relevant fields

  • Academia
  • Banking/Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Capital Market Analysis
  • Economic Research
  • Education
  • International/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Policy 
  • Statistical Analysis

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Actuary/Broker
  • Aid/Development Worker 
  • Business/Risk Manager
  • Junior Economist
  • Market/Financial Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Consultant
  • Import-Export Specialist
  • Political Scientist
  • Professor
  • Senior Economist
  • Statisitcal Analyst

additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

 

marketable skills

Environmental Science/Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of current trends and policy in environmental science 
  • Comfort communicating scientific concepts and concerns to a diverse audience 
  • The ability to analyze and collect data 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical reasoning skills 

Relevant fields 

  • Advocacy 
  • Biological/Ecological Science 
  • Conservation 
  • Consulting
  • Education 
  • Envurinnental/Public Policy 
  • Governement 
  • Community Development
  • Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Research and Data Analysis 
  • Resource Management 
  • International Development

sample occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Environmental Reporter 
  • Lobbyist
  • Natural Area Manager 
  • Park Ranger
  • Program Coordinator 
  • Research Assistant or Analyst
  • Teacher
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  • Advanced Degree 
  • Attorney
  • Engineer
  • Legislative Advocate 
  • Professor
  • Program Director
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientist
  • Senior Policy Analyst 
  • Sustainability Manager

additional Online Resources 

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

See below under School of Communication

marketable skills

Graphic Design majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong creative thinking, critical discerning, and problem solving skills
  • The ability to design visual communications to meet the needs of diverse clients and audiences
  • Proficiency in professional software for digital imaging and design for print and digital media
  • Strong visual and written communication skills
  • The ability to communicate information, themes, and concepts through design
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience transforming rough sketches, data, or verbal instructions into design work

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • App Design
  • Art & Creative direction
  • Branding
  • Digital & Print Publishing
  • Education
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Exhibition Design
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Visualization
  • Marketing Communications
  • Motion Graphics(Web, TV, Film, etc)
  • Public Relations
  • Social/Political communications
  • User Experience Design
  • Visual Communications
  • Web & Mobile Design

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Art/Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Information Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Visual Communications Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Advanced Degree
  • All the previous ones
  • Design Director
  • Design Educator
  • Professor
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additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Health Promotion majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to develop and implement strategies and programs for improving habits, attitudes, and behaviors related to individual and community health
  • Experience in gathering and interpreting data
  • Skills in developing audio, visual, and print materials on health-related topics
  • The ability to think critically about complex issues in health, communication, and community outreach
  • Comfort in cogently expressing complex health and medical information
  • Experience conducting pre- and post-program surveys and evaluating health education programs
  • Familiarity with providing screening services for individuals and performing follow-up evaluations
  • Skills in managing programs and personnel of health education and wellness programs

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Health & Wellness
  • Education
  • Health Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Research
  • Sports Medicine

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Communications Representative
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Program Director
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Research Coordinator
  • School Health Education Director

additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

History majors develop professional skills including:

  • An understanding of a broad range of social, geographical, and cultural issues
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • The ability to locate and use primary sources in research
  • The ability to apply historical lessons to current policy, social movements, and business trends
  • Knowledge of historical origins of issues, problems, and trends
  • Experience locating, collecting, evaluating, and organizing data and documents
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • Selecting, preserving, and making historically valuable artifacts and records available for use

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Archiving
  • Communications
  • Community/Social Services
  • Cultural/Historic Preservation 
  • Education
  • Government
  • Historical Societies
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Museum Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Records Management

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Historical Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Biographer
  • Consultant
  • Foreign Correspondent/Editor
  • Information Manager
  • Professor
  • Research Analyst

additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Jewish Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Understanding a broad range of social issues
  • Critical thinking about important issues
  • Strong writing skills and experience in adapting content for different audiences
  • Experience presenting ideas to large and small groups
  • An aptitude for analyzing society in terms of religion, ethnicity, and class
  • A solid grasp on central historical and sociological issues

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Law
  • Lobbying
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy Development/Analysis
  • Religious Life
  • Scholarly Research
  • Social Services

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Policy Specialist
  • Program Coordinator
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Translator/Interpreter
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Archivist
  • Diplomat/Foreign Service Officer
  • Foreign Consultant
  • Historian
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Professor
  • Rabbi

additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Literature majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of literary genres and authors
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral presentation skills
  • Experience adapting content for diverse audiences
  • The ability to develop hypotheses, summarize ideas, compare interpretations, and present alternative view points

relevant skills

  • Business/Marketing
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing/Media

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Copywriter
  • Literacy Coach
  • Reporter/Writer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Website Content Manager
  • Advanced Degree
  • Editor
  • Information Architect
  • Product Planner
  • Professor
  • Software Documentation Writer
  • Workplace Technical Communicator

additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Mathematics and Statistics majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to understand and communicate complex concepts
  • Creative approaches to how mathematics can improve industrial/technological processes
  • The ability to solve complex problems by means of advanced mathematics, logic, and scientific thinking
  • Experience with advanced statistics and risk analysis
  • An aptitude for analyzing numerical data, identifying trends, and making calculated forecasts
  • The ability to use and interpret tables, charts, and graphs
  • Research design experience

relevant fields

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business/Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Cryptography
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Operations Research Analysis
  • Statistics

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Actuary
  • Computer Programmer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Retail Buyer
  • Advanced Degree
  • Applied Mathematician
  • Economist
  • Mathematical Researcher
  • Operations Researcher
  • Professor
  • Statistical Analyst

Additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Neuroscience majors develop professional skills including:

  • An understanding of the neural basis for diseases, trauma, and behavior
  • Knowledge of the molecules, cells, and circuits underlying sensation, cognition, and action
  • The ability to develop and test original hypotheses through rigorous experimentation.
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to cogently express complex scientific and technical information.
  • Experience in utilizing laboratory equipment, techniques, and technology
  • Basic computer science and coding skills

relevant fields

  • Optometry
  • Medicine
  • Neuropsychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Academic Research 
  • Academic Administration
  • Science Writing
  • Science Advocacy
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Program Management w/in Government & Foundations
  • Public Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Computer Science
  • Gaming
  • Artificial Intelligence

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Research Technician
  • Medical Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Company Representative
  • Neurodegeneration Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Advanced Degree
  • Cognitive Neuroscientist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neuroimaging Technician
  • Neural Engineer 

Additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

Marketable skills

Performing Arts majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to think critically about art, culture, history, and aesthetics
  • Experience writing, performing, and directing theater productions, dance routines, and music programs
  • An aptitude for communicating themes and concepts through performance
  • Experience adapting techniques, tools, and materials to different creative processes, budgets, and final uses
  • The ability to design performances to meet the needs and tastes of diverse clients and audiences
  • Experience reviewing, evaluating, and explaining works of performance art
  • The ability to memorize and follow detailed instructions
  • Costume, set, and effect design skills

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Art Administration/Manag
  • ement
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Education
  • Dance/Theater
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion
  • Museum/Gallery Services

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Actor
  • Costume/Fashion Designer
  • Dancer
  • Teacher
  • Television/Film Production Assistant
  • Theatre Technician/Craftsperson
  • Advanced Degree
  • Art Critic
  • Art/Music Journalist
  • Arts Program Director
  • Curator
  • Music Therapist
  • Scenic Designer

Additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Philosophy majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of major and influential ideas in human history
  • An understanding of theory and criticism and the ability to compare approaches
  • The ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Logical reasoning skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience adapting content for diverse audiences

relevant fields

  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Literary/Film Criticism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Relations
  • Media
  • Theology

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Philosophical Counselor
  • Reporter/Writer
  •  Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Editor
  • Ethics Lecturer
  • Historian
  • Judge
  • Professor

Additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executive.

marketable skills

Physics majors develop professional skills including:

  • Proficiency with scientific tools and instruments for measurements of physical phenomena and development of new technology
  • Proficiency with computational tools and software for simulation, modelling and data processing
  • Experience working with diverse quantitative methods, including formal, numerical, and graphical techniques
  • A demonstrated ability to think critically about applications physics in adjacent fields like business, industry, medicine, science policy and space development
  • The ability to understand and communicate complex scientific concepts
  • Research experience with theoretical, computational or experimental research methods
  • The ability to apply physical and mathematical principles to improve decision and design processes

relevant fields

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Data Science
  • Government
  • Industrial Applications
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Patent Law
  • Product Research & Development
  • Technical Consulting

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clinical/Laboratory Technician
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Patent Examiner
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Technical Writer
  • Test Engineer
  • Advanced Degree
  • Aero Dynamist
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Operational Researcher
  • Physicist

Additional online resources

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Psychology majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Insight into group dynamics and diversity
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and designing original studies
  • The ability to apply psychological knowledge to counseling, intervention, and mediation
  • Familiarity with psychological tests and surveys and the ability to interpret results
  • Experience using computers to analyze statistical data and assist in laboratory/field research

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Clinical Research
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Social Work
  • Training & Professional Development

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Child Care Provider
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Residential Youth Counselor
  • Social Services Caseworker
  • Advanced Degree
  • Advertising Executive
  • Criminologist
  • Psychologist/Psychiatrist
  • Public Relations Director
  • School Counselor

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marketable skills

Public Health majors develop professional skills including:

  • Developing and implementing strategies, programs, and policy for protecting and promoting the health of communities and populations
  • Gathering and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Assessing the effectiveness of health programs and services, and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Thinking critically about complex issues in public health and communicating information, insights, and advice to various populations
  • Leadership skills and collaborative working experience
  • Comfort in cogently expressing complex health and medical information 

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Government
  • Health Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Reproductive Health
  • Research

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Communications Specialist
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Researcher Analyst or Associate
  • Certifies Health Education Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Advanced Degree
  • Epidemiology
  • Laboratory Director
  • Policy Advisor
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Research Coordinator
  • School Health Education Director

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marketable skills

Religious Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to analyze and discuss relevant historical and sociological issues
  • Knowledge of historically prominent ideas and leaders in world religions and philosophy
  • The ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience adapting content for diverse audiences

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Community/Social Services
  • Education
  • Ethnography
  • Lobbying
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy Development/Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing/Media
  • Research
  • Theology

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Community Organizer
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Philosophical/Spiritual Counselor
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Teacher
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Biblical Scholar
  • Editor
  • Ethics Lecturer
  • Geopolitical Consultant
  • Historian
  • Pastor/Priest/Rabbi
  • Professor
  • Social Worker

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marketable skills

Sociology majors develop professional skills including:

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

  • Reading and thinking critically about important social issues
  • Evaluating ideas, theories, and evidence
  • Reasoning logically
  • Understanding components of complex problems
  • Analyzing patters of organization in business, industrial firms, or institutions

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Conveying complex information and ideas
  • Articulating/Defending a position
  • Presenting alternative explanations
  • Summarizing
  • Preparing reports
  • Public speaking

INTERPERSONAL & CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Working in teams/motivating groups
  • Representing/negotiating with others
  • Understanding privilege, prejudice, and discrimination
  • Providing insight:
    • into approaches used in public relations, marketing, or politics for targeting diverse populations
    • into group dynamics and how to deal effectively with groups from diverse backgrounds
    • into how emotions, events, and problems are dealt with among various social groups
    • into human relationships for counseling, intervention, and mediation

SOCIAL RESEARCH SKILLS 

  • Planning/Designing research projects
  • Gathering/Interpreting quantitative/qualitative data
  • Utilizing different data collection techniques
  • Working with human research subjects
  • Translating theory into action
  • Utilizing software to analyze data

relevant fields

Sociology students often have minors or double majors in:

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Human Resources 
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Politics & Government
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Account Representative
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Caseworker
  • Community Organizer
  • Editor/Writer (all media)
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Journalist
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager/Analyst
  • Marketing Manager/Researcher
  • Policy/Legislative Analyst
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Program Manager/Administrator
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Social Research Assistant/Associate
  • Special Agent/Investigator
  • Student Affairs/Admissions
  • Training Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Advanced Degree
  • Applied Sociologist/Criminologist
  • Clinical Sociologist
  • College Professor
  • Demographer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Lawyer
  • Marriage/Family Therapist
  • Medical Doctor/Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychologist/Forensic Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Survey Statistician
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marketable skills

Studio Art majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Graphic design and marketing skills
  • Experience transforming rough sketches, data, and verbal instructions into works of art
  • The ability to adapt techniques, tools, and materials to different creative processes, budgets, and final uses
  • Experience designing products to meet the needs and tastes of diverse clients and audiences
  • The ability to employ various artistic techniques, such as painting, drawing, lettering, engraving, weaving, photography, sculpting, modeling, welding, casting, and carving
  • Creative use of texture, contrast, and color combinations for visual impact
  • Comfort reviewing, evaluating, and explaining works of art

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Art Administration/Management
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Education
  • Commercial/Interior Design
  • Curatorial Services
  • Fashion
  • Multimedia Production
  • Museum/Gallery Installation
  • Publishing

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Costume/Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Illustrator/Painter
  • Photographer
  • Sculptor
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Art Critic
  • Curator
  • Education Director
  • Interior Designer
  • Program Director
  • Web Designer

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marketable skills

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Experience researching, analyzing, and designing original studies in the social sciences
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to locate and use primary sources in research
  • Insight into group dynamics and how to deal effectively with diversity
  • Knowledge of relevant historical and sociological issues
  • The ability to adapt approaches in public relations, marketing, and politics to target diverse populations
  • Experience applying social and historical lessons to current policy, social movements, and business trends
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy
  • Social Research & Data Analysis
  • Social Work
  • Training & Professional Development

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Campaign Worker
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Public Relations Advisor
  • Recreation/Occupational Therapist
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Social Services Intake Counselor
  • Advanced Degree
  • Applied Sociologist
  • Marriage/Family Therapist
  • Public Relations Director
  • Research Anthropologist
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker

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Kogod School of Business

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School of Communication

Marketable skills

Communication studies majors develop professional skills including: 

  • Leadership skills in communication and media industries
  • Planning, executing, and presenting research related to media and communication 
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different  audiences
  • Expertise in law and policy related to media and communication
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Creative approaches to using media to influence, persuade, inform, and entertain
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information
  • Critical and structural analysis of social and technological processes

Relevant fields

  • Academia 
  • Advocacy
  • Government & Policy Marketing & Public Relations
  • Market Research
  • Media & Entertainment Industries
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  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Campaign Management
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Sample occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Account Coordinator
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Events Coordinator
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Promotions Assistant 
  • Reporter/Journalist
  • Research Associate
  • Social Media Coordinator/Specialist
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Brand Manager
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Media/Communications Scholar
  • Media Planner/Buyer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Press Agent
  • Public Affairs Director
  • Research Analyst
  • Sales & Marketing Manager

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Marketable skills

Film and Media Arts majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to write, direct, edit, and produce film
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience producing media content for different audiences/clients 
  • Creative approaches to using media to influence, persuade, inform, and entertain
  • Experience with film and design software
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team
  • Experience recording, non-linear editing, lighting, audio mixing, image correction, visual effects, etc.
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Media 
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Web Design

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Documentary/Narrative Filmmaker
  • Editorial Assistant (Photo/Film)
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Production Assistant
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator/Specialist
  • Videographer
  • Advanced Degree
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Marketing Development Director
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Planner/Buyer
  • Press Agent
  • Producer
  • Professor

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marketable skills

Foreign Language and Communication Media majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of the media, culture, and sociolinguistics of a region or ethnic community
  • Familiarity with best practices in language translation/interpretation
  • Experience measuring the media’s effect on society
  • Strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills in multiple languages
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience adapting content for different audiences
  • The ability to use media to influence, persuade, inform, and entertain
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a multicultural/multilingual team
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information in multiple languages

relevant fields

  • Academia
  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • Diplomacy/Foreign Service
  • International Education
  • Media
  • Newspaper/Magazines
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Public Relations

Smaple Occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Community Relations Assistant
  • Foreign Service Officer/Correspondent
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Media Analyst 
  • Teacher
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Advanced Degree
  • Bilingual Social Worker
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Marketing Development Director
  • Market Researcher
  • Press Agent
  • Public Affairs Director

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marketable skills

Journalism majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information
  • Strong writing, reporting, and editing skills
  • Strong analytical reasoning and objective reporting skills
  • Experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team
  • The ability to apply historical lessons to current policy, social movements, and business trends
  • The ability to forecast shifts in public opinion

relevant fields

  • Academia
  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • Lobbying
  • Media
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Politics
  • Public Relations

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Production Assistant
  • Photojournalist
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Reporter
  • Advanced Degree
  • Author
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Investigative Reporter
  • News Managing Editor
  • Producer
  • Public Affairs Director

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marketable skills

Public Communication majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with the public
  • Familiarity with best practices in community, consumer, industry, government, and media relations
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Creative approaches to using media to influence, persuade, and inform
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team
  • Experience locating, researching, analyzing, and synthesizing complex information
  • The ability to handle high-level decision-making, problem-solving, and research
  • An aptitude for working in environments with tight deadlines and demanding schedules

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • Lobbying
  • Media
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Private Industry/Business
  • Public Relations

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Account Coordinator
  • Brand Management Strategist
  • Community Relations Assistant
  • Grant Writer/Fundraiser
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Advanced Degree
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Corporate Spokesperson
  • Director of Media Relations
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Development Director
  • Public Affairs Director

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School of Education

marketable skills

Education and Teaching majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience adapting content and facilitating conversations for a variety of audiences
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience planning and organizing academic and extracurricular courses and activities 
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience maintaining order and resolving differences
  • Comfort delegating responsibility to members of a work team and encouraging cooperation
  • The ability to anticipate, prevent, and resolve disputes, and inefficiencies 
  • Experience selecting and effectively using textual, interactive, audiovisual, and other educational materials 
  • The ability to assess individual and programmatic success 

relevant fields

  • Advocacy 
  • Education
  • Government 
  • Health 
  • Libraries 
  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Publishing 
  • Social Services 
  • Youth Services 

 

Sample Occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Adult Education Teacher 
  • Child Care Provider 
  • Educational Materials Sales Representative
  • Educational Researcher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Training Specialist 
  • Advanced Degree
  • Curriculum Specialist 
  • Education Managemenet Specialist 
  • School Counselor/Guidance Counselor
  • Speech Pathologist 
  • Student Personnel Administrator
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 

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School of International Service

In addition to the information below, current AU students can visit the SIS Career Resources Library in Handshake for more information.

marketable skills

International Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • A firm grounding in the breadth of the international affairs field
  • Knowledge of a broad range of regions, social, political, and economic issues, and global trends
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to adapt content for different audiences
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and presenting information
  • Proficiency with various research methods and software tools
  • The ability to provide insightful policy analysis
  • Comfort participating in cross-cultural communication

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Business Strategy & Consulting
  • Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding
  • Democracy & Political Freedom
  • Development & Relief
  • Energy and Environmental Sustainability
  • Foreign Policy & Public Diplomacy
  • Government

  • International Development

  • Lobbying
  • Multilateral Organizations
  • Research (Academia & Think Tanks)
  • Science & Technology
  • Security & Intelligence 
  • Social Impact
  • Strategic Communication
  • Trade Policy
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sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Development Assistant
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Junior Analyst
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  • Project/Program Coordinator
  • Research Assistant

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For more information, view the School of International Serivces' International Studies above. 

This major is offered in coordination with American University & Ritsumeikan University in Japan.

 

School of Public Affairs

marketable skills

CLEG majors develop professional skills and competencies including:

  • Identifying and answering questions of importance
  • Formulating, developing, completing, and presenting original projects
  • Research methods: data collection, analysis, interpretation, findings communication
  • Critical thinking and analysis: inductive and deductive reasoning, argumentation
  • Communication: professional writing, public speaking, persuasion, intercultural exchange
  • Leadership and social action
  • Knowledge of public affairs: government, legal institutions, economics, communication

relevant fields

  • Administration & Management
  • Broadcasting
  • Consulting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Financial Analysis
  • Government
  • Law/Law Enforcement
  • News Reporting & Editing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Politics/Policy Development
  • Public/Community Relations

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Activist/Organizer
  • Campaign Operative
  • Congressional/Committee Staffer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Trainee
  • News Associate
  • Paralegal
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Copy Editor
  • Court Administrator
  • Economist
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Consultant
  • Policy Analyst

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marketable skills

Justice majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of social issues and their stakeholders
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team

relevant fields

  • Advocacy 
  • Education
  • Government
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nonprofit Management

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Government Relations Associate
  • Investigative Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Program Associate
  • Research Specialist
  • Teacher
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Development Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Government Relations Director
  • Grants Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Professor

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marketable skills

Law and Society majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • The ability to analyze and interpret advanced texts and theories
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Strong critical thinking and communication skills
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team

relevant fields

  • Advocacy 
  • Education
  • Government
  • Law
  • Nonprofit Management

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Government Relations Associate
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Program Associate
  • Research Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Government Relations Director
  • Grants Officer
  • Judge
  • Professor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Manager

additional online resources

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marketable skills

Political Science majors develop professional skills and competencies including: 

  • Identifying and answering questions of importance
  • Formulating, developing, completing, and presenting original projects
  • Research methods: data collection, analysis, interpretation, findings communication
  • Critical thinking and analysis: inductive and deductive reasoning, argumentation
  • Communication: professional writing, public speaking, persuasion, intercultural exchange
  • Leadership and social action
  • Knowledge of public affairs: American politics, comparative Politics, political theory, public policy, public law, gender, race, and politics

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • International Organizations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Politics/Policy Development
  • Private Sector

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Activist/Organizer
  • Campaign Operative
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer 
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • University Professor

additional online resources

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