Our graduates have entered many exciting careers including:

  • Top aides to the Governor of the State of Florida and the Mayor of Jacksonville
  • Prosecutors in the State Attorney’s Office
  • Attorneys
  • Judges
  • Political Consultants
  • Business Managers
  • Journalists
  • Teachers
  • Leading Administrators in State and Local Government Agencies and Nonprofit Agencies


See what our graduates have to say about their UNF experience:

"Deciding to major in Political Science at the University of North Florida played a pivotal in preparing me for a career in local government and governmental affairs! The small class sizes afforded me the opportunity to build unique relationships with my professors and my peers. The real-world experience gained through my internship instilled important qualities necessary for successfully working in public service. The UNF Political Science Degree gave me a solid foundation that continues to support and enhance my career on a daily basis."

—Heather Patterson, UNF Coordinator for Governmental Affairs


"My experience at the Political Science Department at the University of North Florida laid the foundation for all of the opportunities that I have had in my professional career. I have been fortunate to have worked at the White House, in the U.S. Senate, for the Florida Legislature, overseas in England and New Zealand and now as a public affairs consultant for my own business, but I owe my success in a large part to the professors in the UNF Political Science Department."


—Kevin Doyle, President and Owner of KDA Kevin Doyle and Associates

Public Affairs and Campaign Consulting Firm



"My degree program at UNF not only taught me the basics of political strategy, it also refined my ability to organize and express my thoughts persuasively and concisely – a skill that I use every day in the business world."

—Trey Byrd, Account Executive, Paramount Performance Marketing