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Graduates in Political Science and Public Affairs find careers in a broad array of settings such as law, government service, interest groups, political campaigns, polling, international organizations, journalism and education. Many students immediately pursue a career after graduation, and about one-third of the department’s graduates pursue advanced degrees in law or other areas. Recent alumni from the program report positions as lawyers, legislative staffers, chamber of commerce employees, and business development specialists.
A Sociology minor is an excellent match for a variety of majors including government, psychology, social work and others. This adds to the foundation for more specialized careers or graduate work in law, counseling, public administration, counseling, demographics, and other areas.
Graduates from Missouri Western’s Economics program are well prepared to enter careers in business, government or the nonprofit sector, or to continue their education in graduate school or law school.
Graduates with a degree in Economics are very marketable, and starting salaries for new graduates are among the highest of any fields. Recent graduates of Missouri Western’s Economics program have found jobs at major regional employers such as Sprint and Commerce Bank, and have been accepted by prestigious graduate institutions such as the London School of Economics and the University of Kansas.
An Economics degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Economists can be found in banks, the Federal Reserve System, government agencies, insurance companies, consulting firms, public utilities, stock brokerages, law firms, trade/labor organizations, universities or research institutes.
High school courses in American National Political Science, Social Studies and Sociology as well as introductory university courses in Political Science and Sociology will help you determine if the Political Science or Sociology programs are right for you. If you are interested in the principles and inner working of government at the international, national, state and local levels, this may be the program for you.
Economics is a fun, exciting and flexible career that explains the mysteries of how people and society work. It is defined as the study of how people choose to use their scarce resources in an attempt to satisfy their unlimited wants. Individuals with training in economics become problem solvers.
Faculty members in Missouri Western’s Economic, Political Science and Sociology Department are very willing to talk to you about the degrees offered. They can answer your questions and can connect you with graduates in your field of interest.
Majors in this department receive personalized instruction by dedicated professors who work closely with students one-on-one and in small class settings. Moreover, almost every class includes hands-on assignments that require students to practice new skills and apply new knowledge. Graduates of the program are fully prepared for entry-level positions because of the challenging coursework, research and practical experience they acquire throughout the program.
Diverse professors provide a variety of personal and professional experiences, viewpoints and teaching styles that enhance your educational experience.
The Economics program at Missouri Western provides students with a solid understanding of how the U.S. economy functions and what role it plays in the global economy. Both theoretical principles of economic analysis and practice in applying those principles to real world problems are emphasized. Students gain extensive experience in economic reasoning, writing, and quantitative analysis, and develop a clear understanding of the manner in which economists approach problems.
About one third of the program’s Political Science and Public Affairs majors attend graduate school, most pursuing law degrees. Graduates have been accepted at a variety of graduate programs including the University of Kansas and the University of New Mexico.
Economics graduates often attend these graduate schools