The Political Science faculty work closely with students to find opportunities that lead to meaningful and fulfilling employment and careers. For example, because of their consistently excellent preparation, Morris graduates have been placed in the same major lobbying firm for each of the past 15 years. Moreover, many alumni remain in contact with the Morris faculty and their classmates, and continue to expand their collegial and professional networks long after graduation.
For students interested in continuing their work at the graduate level, the Morris Political Science Discipline has an exceptional record of placing graduates in prestigious positions and graduate programs. Many Morris alumni now hold doctoral degrees, and Morris graduates can be found in almost every part of the political and policy sector. In addition, the degree is flexible, as demonstrated by the range of careers that Morris graduates have entered.
Graduate and Professional schools attended by University of Minnesota, Morris Political Science graduates: Bemidji State University, Bethel College, Bowling Green State University, California State University, Casper College, Central Michigan University, Cleveland State University, Drake University, George Washington University, Georgetown University and Georgetown School of Law, Hamline University, Harvard University, Humphrey Institute, James Madison University, Loyola University, Marquette University, Moorhead State University, Mankato State University, North Dakota State University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University Law School, Ohio University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Southwest State University, St. Cloud State University, Stetson University, Trinity University, Troy State University, University of Arizona, University of California, University of California, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado, University of Hartford, University of Idaho, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Louisiana, University of Minnesota, University of Manitoba, University of Münster (Germany), University of Nebraska, University of North Dakota, University of South Dakota and University of South Dakota School of Law, University of St. Thomas, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, UCLA, Washington College of Law, Washington University, William Mitchell School of Law.
Graduate and professional academic programs entered by University of Minnesota, Morris Political Science graduates: accounting, administration, American culture studies, art, business administration, business communications, communications, computer science, counseling, counseling psychology, economics, education, elementary education, electronics, geology, German, history, hospital administration, human resource development, human services management, International relations, labor relations, law, mass communications, philosophy, plastics technology, political science, public administration, public affairs, public policy, Russian, social studies education, sociology, special education, speech communications, speech⁄rhetorical criticism, speech/theater, theology, transportation, urban⁄regional studies, women’s studies.
A selection of careers pursued by Morris Political Science graduates:
Academic advisor, accounts payable specialist, administrator, advertising paste-up artist, air force missile combat crew commander⁄instructor, attorney, benefits specialist, business and systems instructor, business executive, business manager, business owner, call center supervisor, caseworker, city administrator, city planner, clergy, client executive, communications consultant, communications specialist, compensation clerk, computer consultant, computer programmer, congressional aide, contract specialist, correctional officer, counselor, court administrator, criminal investigator, customer service supervisor, database administrator, department manager, district attorney, editor, electrical engineer, engineer, farmer, financial planner, government manager, health policy analyst, hospital quality manager, hotel manager, house communications specialist, constituent service representative, human services caseworker, information technology salesperson, insurance claims administrator, insurance examiner, journalist, judge, land use planner, law clerk, librarian assistant, loan officer, management analyst, management trainee, marketing analyst, naturalist⁄outdoor instructor, network administrator, network technical engineer, office manager, ombudsman, operations manager, paralegal, paramedic, pastor, pension benefits analyst, personnel manager, photographer, policy analyst, political consultant, political field director, postal worker, probation⁄parole officer, procurement director, product manager, production worker, professor, program coordinator, program manager, project manager, provider relations coordinator, public relations specialist, recycling assistant, research assistant, retail buyer, retail manager, sales director, salesperson, securities/investments manager, security officer, senior sales engineer, shelter assistant, social worker, software engineer, stock broker, teacher, technical writer, technology analyst, trade assistant, trade association vice president, trainer, transportation manager, trust administrator, U.S. senate staff assistant, university administrator, utility rates analyst, vice president, writer⁄editor.