Career prospects

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The study program

As part of the modern social sciences, the political science program provides both scientific and theoretical as well as practical basic knowledge in the study and teaching of political processes and social structures. With the neighboring subjects of history, sociology, law, economics as well as psychology, political science has developed into a predominantly interdisciplinary subject with various subfields. The bachelor's program introduces students to the fundamentals of political theory as well as to methods of data collection and data analysis. A compulsory internship enables students to gain their first practical experience and offers an optimal opportunity to identify career prospects and establish contacts. A Bachelor's degree in Political Science is on the one hand geared towards professional qualification, but on the other hand can also be the basis for further studies.

Career Prospects for Bachelor Graduates in Political Science

The political science degree opens up a diverse range of careers. Keep in mind here that the bachelor's degree is a first professional degree. This means that you can enter these fields, but certain positions or career opportunities require a master's degree. Potential career fields include:

  • Free enterprise (market and opinion research, data collection).
  • Press and public relations (lobbying, political parties and associations)
  • Scientific research at universities and other institutes
  • University and science management
  • Editing, journalism, proofreading
  • Adult education (coaching, conception of educational programs)
  • Public or social service
  • Diplomatic service (e.g. in international organizations)
  • Coordinating and leading functions in associations, societies, foundations and scientific organizations

The internship integrated into the study program helps to establish contacts and gain experience. The study program offers time for professional orientation, which the Career Service of the University of Kassel is happy to accompany.


"Guess What?"

In our handbook "Guess What?" you will find everything you need to know about internships and career prospects for graduates of the social sciences and humanities.

Mandatory internship

How to find an internship, help, ideas, formalities

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