Careers in government, policy, and law involve shaping and implementing regulations, laws, and policies that govern societies and impact public welfare.

Professionals work to develop, analyze, enforce, and interpret laws and policies to address societal issues, protect individual rights, ensure public safety, and promote the overall well-being of communities and nations.

Pictured above: The Washington State Supreme Court visits campus.

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Career Resources

Alumni Connections

  • International Political Economy Student Associate University of Puget Sound
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  • Editor-in-Chief of Elements Science Magazine Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS)
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Meet Harvey >
  • Academic Peer Advisor University of Puget Sound
Meet Abby >
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  • Home Care Aide First Choice In-Home Care, Inc.
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  • Business Owner Elijah Grinstead L.L.C.
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  • Senator at Large Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS)
Meet Jackson >

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