What kinds of jobs can you get with a political science degree?
Our students are also qualified to work outside of Alaska in numerous public and private sector jobs. Political science provides the best and broadest understanding of the formation, application and change of law, as well as research techniques and standards of argumentation essential to legal practice. Our majors have been admitted to the nation's top law schools. A solid understanding of local, national, and international politics will benefit any student throughout his or her career. Ultimately, what you do with political science is up to you, but a background in political science will benefit you throughout your life by giving you the analytical tools to understand and act on the politics affecting you.
On the National Stage
From Stevens to Palin to Murkowski, Alaska’s politicians have big impacts on the national stage, and UAF students studying political science have a front row seat.
Political Science Faculty
Our faculty have depth in their fields, breadth in their research, and pursue multiple interdisciplinary interests. Courses are offered in the traditional fields of international and comparative politics, American government, political theory, public policy, and public law.
The Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, is now in its 30th year, enables qualified students from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), to earn college credits while working in the Alaska Legislature.