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PS Majors: Pick Your Career Path!

Picturing a career in Law – Global Affairs – Business – Government – Activism ?

The PS Major offers paths that connect to your career goals!

The “prezi” presentation above shows you an overview of how six career paths lead you through the program, from introductory to advanced courses and career objectives.

The links below lead you through each path and its related courses. And remember: these paths are road maps, not requirements—you can always go “off road” and define your own path.

For a Certificate of Completion, a student must complete the Career Path gateway course and four upper division course from the path course list.

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Public Policy and Political Action

Politics, Law and Justice

Politics of Business

Global Engagement

Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

Ethics, Identity, and Society

 

 Career Path Certificate of Completion

Beginning Fall 2018, PS Majors may be awarded up to two Career Path Certificates of Completion upon graduation. For a Certificate of Completion, a student must complete the Career Path Gateway course and four upper division courses from the path course list. Courses must be taken for letter grades and passed with C- or better.

  • To receive one Career Path Certificate of Completion a PS major must:
    • Complete the Gateway course and 4 upper division courses from the course list
  • To receive two Career Path Certificate of Completion a PS major must:
    • Complete the Gateway course in each path and 4 upper division courses in each path
    • A student may complete ONE upper division course that appears on both lists, such that there are four upper division courses from each path and there are at least seven unique upper division courses. In other words, there may be one “double-dip”.

The student degree guide will track courses and completions of career paths. If a student has completed coursework for two paths, the system will complete an “overlap check” and select the first two paths in which coursework is complete. Students should check their degree guide to confirm the paths, as the department will use these selections when creating certificates. If there are questions or concerns, students should email the department during their term of graduation, prior to week 10. Send questions to polisci@uoregon.edu.



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