Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science


The major in Political Science is an excellent preparation for careers in law, politics, government, journalism, business, education, and the social services. Graduates of Loyola's program have gone on to attend prestigious professional schools; have won Fulbright and Truman scholarships; and have made careers in civil and criminal law, the foreign service, urban planning, banking, marketing, public education, medicine, the military, and many other professions.

About one-half of Loyola's Political Science graduates choose to go on to law school. The major in Political Science is an excellent preparation the study of law. The Department offers a number of courses on constitutional law, the legal profession, and the courts. The internship program includes many placements in Chicago law firms and the court system. Although law school admissions are highly competitive, Loyola's outstanding Political Science graduates have earned admission to the nation's most prestigious law programs.

For further information about career opportunities available to students with a degree in Political Science, we suggest that you consult career resources from the American Political Science Association.

To prepare for a career after college, the department strongly encourages majors and minors to do a Chicago or Washington internship. The department has dozens of internship placements available, and these positions have often been a springboard to paid work after graduation.