Please visit the Political and Social Thought major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: Offers the opportunity to study social topics in the context of politics without being limited by the boundaries or the methodological preoccupations of one discipline.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Political and Social Thought Majors

  • Congressional Aides
  • Paralegals
  • Financial Analysts
  • Diplomats
  • Marketing Directors 

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Develop a network of contacts; network through referrals and informational interviews
  • Conduct useful research for your community
  • Involve yourself in civic organizations and events
  • Find an internship in a government agency
  • Seek leadership roles in campus events/communities
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Participate in debate teams and build communication skills
  • Obtain any required certifications
  • Volunteer
  • Get involved with a political party
  • Create a portfolio of writing samples