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Prepare for a Career in Populations, Politics and History

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?

Political Science
 

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
  • Neilsen
  • State of Missouri
  • St. Louis Chamber and Regional Growth Association
  • U.S. Embassy

Careers in Politics, Populations and History by the Numbers

93%

of recent SLU history grads said they considered themselves “satisfactorily occupied”

$117K

median annual wage for political scientists in May 2018*

15%

of Missouri's workforce are employed in public sector jobs*

12.3 M

jobs nationwide in nonprofit organizations in 2016*

Highlighted Majors in Politics, Populations and History

Experience Hands-on Learning

Start immersing yourself in the issues and environments that interest you most as soon as you arrive at SLU. 

Field Schools

SLU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology hosts three field schools where you can perform fieldwork: the Cahokia Mounds Archaeology Field School, the Urban Ethnography Field School and the Primate Behavior Field School in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

History Trips

History students at SLU are offered travel funds to visit archives and historical sites in the United States. Travel to archives and museums or visit the site of digs that delve into the ancient past.

Atlas Week

SLU's Atlas Week has been increasing awareness global issues and spurring discussion about injustice since 2001. At its core is the question of what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future. Students, faculty and staff from across the University organize events that highlight the international dimensions of their programs.

Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Each year, the Saint Louis University Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides a venue for scholars in all disciplines to present papers, organize sessions and participate in discussions on medieval and early modern worlds. 

 

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* United States Bureau of Labor Statistics