Government or political science is the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior. If you're interested in culture, politics, international affairs, governmental institutions, human and civil rights, health care, or even the environment, you may want to consider a major in government.

As a government major, you'll learn about how government structures have influenced culture and societies. You'll study American governmental structure including political parties, the legislature, political theory, the presidency, and interest groups. You'll also study the governments of other countries, international relations, and American foreign policy. Additionally, you'll learn about current government programs set up for deaf people and also learn how to effectively influence those programs.

Since Gallaudet is located in the nation's capital, you will find many internship opportunities available. Past locations have included private law firms, House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill, U.S. Department of Justice, "Meet the Press," and many government agencies and departments.  

Expand Your Skills
  • Obtain an internship in government agencies
  • Pursue graduate school
  • Join political organizations
  • Learn government hiring procedures
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Join student organizations like Student Body Government
Career Options
  • Congressional Aide
  • Congressional Research Service
  • Cartographer
  • Educational Researcher
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Government Intelligence Analyst
  • Immigration Agent
  • Labor Relations Researcher
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Lobbying Researcher
  • Market Research Analyst/Assistant
  • Market Research Statistician
  • Paralegal
  • Policy and Procedures Analyst
  • Political Pollster
  • Politician
  • Political Campaign Worker
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Publications Researcher
  • Researcher
  • Survey Assistant
  • Underwriter
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Writer/Author
Professional Organizations
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • Executive Women in Government
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
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