Explore SLU's Populations, Politics and History Fields
Why do people do the things they do? What impact does that have on the communities and world around us? How do our cultural and political differences pull us together or polarize us? Conversations around these questions — and work on their solutions — happen every day at Saint Louis University. Will you join in?
As a Catholic, Jesuit University, SLU has been encouraging students to explore their place in the world and their impact on it for more than 200 years. Our College of Arts and Sciences encourages cross-disciplinary examination of the problems of yesterday and today and cultivates in you the tools needed to provide solutions.
Graduate Ready for Your Career in Populations, Politics and History
Intern at the Missouri History Museum. Lobby for change at the state capitol or in Washington, D.C. Explore the ethical, moral and religious questions facing humanity with respected theologians and philosophers. And leave SLU ready to take the next step in your career, whether that's entering the workforce or further academic study.
As I begin to discern my post-grad plans, I know I have the skills as well as the resumé to pursue any avenue, whether that be law school, working in the public sector, or a Ph.D. program."Maggie Kenney, Political Science Major
SLU offers connections through our faculty and alumni that can lead to internships in governments, nonprofits and the private sector that place you in the center of the communities or research that interests you most. Here are just a few of the places you can find recent SLU graduates working now:
- Department of Defense
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps
- Missouri State Public Defenders
- State of Missouri
- St. Louis Chamber and Regional Growth Association
- U.S. Embassy
Careers in Politics, Populations and History by the Numbers
of recent SLU history grads said they considered themselves “satisfactorily occupied”
median annual wage for political scientists in May 2018*
of Missouri's workforce are employed in public sector jobs*
jobs nationwide in nonprofit organizations in 2016*