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Online B.S./B.A. in Politics & Economics: Political Science and Economics Jobs

Expertise for Diverse Political Science and Economics Jobs

The online Bachelor’s in Politics and Economics program from Eastern Oregon University delivers the academic foundation you need to create a better future for your community and the world. When you graduate, you’ll have the credential to pursue a graduate degree, along with a variety of in-demand political science and economics jobs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for professionals to fill political science and economics jobs is on the rise. The field is currently growing at a rate of six percent annually, and hundreds of new positions are expected to be created by 2029.2

Political Scientist

$125,350/YEAR

Political scientists conduct and analyze research on the effectiveness of current government policies. They work to determine the success of certain policies and suggest necessary policy changes.2

Policy Analyst

$59,504//YEAR

Policy analysts determine community needs to adjust and develop policies. These professionals typically work with government agencies and nonprofit organizations.1

Additional political science and economics jobs for graduates of this program:

  • Non-profit manager
  • Survey researcher
  • Economist

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: The Expertise to Shape the Future

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Handshake

Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.

Sources:

  1. Average Policy Analyst Salary. Jan. 16, 2021. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2021, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Policy_Analyst/Salary
  2. Political Scientists. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/political-scientists.htm