Please visit the Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study of the connections between political philosophy and legal theory, legal thought and historical change, law and public policy.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law Graduates

  • Financial Analysts
  • Marketing Administrators
  • Political Scientists
  • Lawyers
  • Security Analysts
  • Contractors
  • Public Affairs Specialists  

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