Pre-Law Curriculum | Southwestern Illinois College

Refer to the following suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

POLITICAL SCIENCE PRE-MAJOR

Political scientists study the nature of power and the role of government, both in our own nation and in the ever-shrinking globalarena. Political science majors can work in business and industry as labor relations managers, public-relations specialists andlobbyists, or in government as agency directors, urban planners and the like. Many use their talents as writers, editors orjournalists, or they may serve as directors of civic or charitable organizations. Many political scientists go into law, social work andother related fields.

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers are open to students who graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Pre-Law including:

  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Agency Director
  • Urban Planner
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Civic or Charitable Organization Director
  • Social Worker

Visit our Career Activities and Employment Center.