Politics & Law

From how fast you can drive on the interstate to how you’re going to pay for college, politics and law impacts nearly everything you do. While all those late nights spent watching House of Cards and Better Call Saul probably didn’t help you much with understanding political and legal matters, a degree in Politics & Law will. If that’s “allegedly” your thing.

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UTSA’s Politics & Law Program

UTSA’s Politics & Law degree will introduce you to subjects like constitutional and administrative law, legal research and writing, political theory and the legislative process. This program will provide you with the knowledge and analytical tools necessary to set you on the course to law school or work in government relations, administrative agencies, law-enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, attorney’s offices, the courts and political campaigns, to name a few.

Careers in Politics and Law

Top job titles for Politics and Law graduates include:

• Sales Representative
• Account Manager
• Recruiter
• Researcher
• Paralegal
• Technical Writer
• Event Planner

Politics and Law and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, CA, Washington D.C. and Chicago, IL. More than 144,000 politics and law-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Career Opportunities

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Industries for Politics and Law Graduates

Politics and Law is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of politics and law-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Business Support Services
• Insurance Carriers
• Higher Education
• Legal Services
• Consulting Services
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
• Scientific Development Services

Salaries for Politics and Law Graduates

The salary range for open politics and law-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $33,778
median $50,742
top 10% $82,973

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Politics and Law Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Politics and Law graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Politics and Law may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are well organized
• You are good with technology
• You are detail oriented
• You enjoy solving puzzles and problems

Student Spotlight

Nehemiah Jackson ’21

Politics & Law Major

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