Education, Government, and Human Services

Criminology & Criminal Justice| Economics | Elementary Education | Early Childhood Education | Health & Physical Education | Music Education | Secondary Education | International Studies & Diplomacy | Political Science | Sociology | World Language Education

What Can I Do With My Major?

One of the most exciting things about your major is the variety of career options you can pursue! Take a look at the materials below to learn about some of the most common career paths for your major. Check out What Can I Do With This Major for any additional majors you may be interested in.


Education, Government, and Human Services Majors:

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briefcase = Career paths for this major Compass = Careers of URI Alumni for this major

Criminology & Criminal Justice
Criminology & Criminal Justice Career Path
Criminology & Criminal Justice Careers of U-R-I Alumni
Economics Career Path
Economics BA Careers of U-R-I Alumni
Economics BS Careers of U-R-I Alumni
Elementary Education
Elementary Education Career Path
Elementary Education Careers of U-R-I Alumni
Political Science
Political Science Career Path
Political Science Careers of U-R-I Alumni
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Career Path
Secondary Education Careers BA of U-R-I Alumni
Secondary Education Careers BS of U-R-I Alumni
Theater Career Path
Sociology BA Careers BS of U-R-I Alumni
Sociology BS Careers BS of U-R-I Alumni
International Studies & Diplomacy
International Studies & Diplomacy Career Path
International Studies & Diplomacy Careers of U-R-I Alumni


Training & Additional Education

Many roles within the Government, Human Services, and Education industries require additional education beyond a Bachelor’s level degree. Graduate school requirements vary based on each program and commonly accept all undergraduate majors.

We encourage you to review our Grad School Module below to learn if grad school is the best fit for you.

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Please note that your Career Education Specialists will assist you in finding resources for applying to grad schools (including building an effective personal statement), but do not advise on specific graduate programs.  If you are interested in learning more about a specific program, contact that school’s graduate admissions office directly.

Searching for a Job/Internship

  • In order to be competitive for the job market or graduate school, prior to graduation every student should complete a practical experience, such as an internship. There are many techniques for searching for an internship! Many of your questions regarding how to search for a job or internship can be answered by reviewing the module and videos below.

    Importance of LinkedIn as a Career Tool

    LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional networking platform that features resources and benefits to support professionals in all career fields. It’s important to build your LinkedIn profile now, start connecting with your peers and professional in your field(s) of interest, and conduct research for both internship/job search and overall career development!


Job and Internship Search

There are a variety of websites you can use to search for jobs and internships. The following are just a sample of some of the ones you may find useful.

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* ProTip: Many entry level positions have various titles so there is not one title to search for in these websites.

The most beneficial and effective way to search for jobs and internships is through networking. Make sure to check out the CCEE Events Page for networking and career fair opportunities.

Gain Even More Experience

Valuable Alternatives Options to Consider:

The following programs provide additional experiences related to Government, Human Services, and Education.

Academic Credit for Internships

Some of you may be eligible to earn academic credit for your internship experience. Below you will find more information relevant to your specific academic program.

Options for academic credit by academic program

Resume & Cover Letter

  • Resume

    A resume should highlight the most important information relevant to a specific job or employer, which is why each resume you write will be different. In most cases, it’s important to showcase your projects and experience that illustrate the practical application of the academic skill and knowledge you’ve acquired here at URI and within your internships.

Sample Resumes