What Can I Do with a Major in Diplomacy and Global Politics?

Diplomacy and Global Politics is designed primarily for students interested in understanding more about comparative and international politics. It is a major appropriate for those interested in international careers. It is also the kind of broad, liberal arts program which many pre-law students will want to consider. Additionally, it provides a solid background for graduate study in comparative politics and international relations.

Diplomacy and Global Politics majors can*:

  • grasp complex laws or case histories
  • isolate the specific from the general
  • use survey research methods
  • simplify complex data

The Diplomacy and Global Politics major prepares individuals for active citizenship, for careers in either the United States government, business, or international organizations, and advanced study in the social sciences and law. Our alumni find careers in business, the foreign service, the armed forces, federal, state, and local government, law enforcement, lobbying, and non-profit organizations.

Career options for Diplomacy and Global Politics graduates include**:

  • government treasury officer
  • intelligence specialist
  • assistant city manager
  • media elections analyst
  • legal investigator
  • organizational behavior specialist
  • news analyst/editor

Additional Resources

*This is a sample of specific skills (competencies) that Diplomacy and Global Politics majors acquire; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that these are in addition to the general skills that are common to all CAS majors.

**This is a sample of career options available to Diplomacy and Global Politics majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.