Political Science Pre-Major - Southwestern Illinois College


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


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


For more information about the Political Science program, please contact Department Chair Carolyn Myers at 618-235-2700, ext. 5404 or carolyn.myers@swic.edu. For more information on becoming a student at Southwestern Illinois College, please fill out the contact form.