Lawrence’s government program challenges you to develop evidence-based arguments, deepen your research and writing skills, and helps you holistically analyze issues and institutions—all skills transferable to careers in any field that piques your interest.

With a degree in government, the world is wide enough for any of your post-undergraduate goals.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers in public and global affairs, law, policy research, political campaigning, diplomacy, international development, communications and PR, finance and wealth management, education (secondary & higher ed), and journalism.

They can also earn advanced degrees in political science, law, library science/librarianship, business administration, urban planning, environmental studies, journalism, international business, social science, psychology, medicine, and development studies.

Examples of recent employers

  • FBI
  • U.S. Bank
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Navy

Examples of recent graduate programs

  • Boston University
  • Duke
  • Princeton
  • University of Cambridge 
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