UMKC Catalog


Career Implications of the Bachelor's Degree

Political science, in addition to serving as an excellent core discipline for a liberal arts education, may also serve as vocational and professional preparation for students with interests in the following areas:


  • Law school and legal careers
  • Electoral politics
  • Government service
  • Not-for-profit and public-interest organization employment
  • Business and finance
  • Teaching and research
  • Public and private political research and consulting services
  • Electronic and print journalism

Additionally, before they take a regular job or go to graduate or professional school, many of our graduates have gone into the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps or other temporary - but exciting - service organizations.


Teacher Certification in Social Studies

Certification as a middle school (grades 5-9) or secondary (grades 9-12) social studies teacher in either Kansas or Missouri requires that a student complete specific requirements in History, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Behavioral Sciences and the School of Education. A separate application for teacher education is required. For further information about the program, consult the School of Education section of this catalog or contact the Education Student Services Office at (816) 235-2234.