What Can I Do in the Federal Government with a Major In?

Students and alumni at NJIT major in a variety of disciplines that can be applied in different fields. We have listed groups of majors and noted the federal agencies that would be a good match for persons in those fields of study. The agency listings are not all inclusive, but are starting points for a job search. For any agencies that interest you, check the Careers section of their website for job listings and instructions on how to apply. Some majors may include a reference to Academic Quick Guides, a resource prepared by the Partnership for Public Service. The Guides provide information on agencies that hire those majors and give sample job descriptions, but are not all-inclusive.

Applied Math, Applied Statistics, and Computer Science

Academic Quick Guide:  Computer Science and IT, Mathematics

Business (Mgmt, Finance, Marketing, Tech Entrepreneurship)

Academic Quick Guide:  Business, Management

International Business:

Academic Quick Guides:  Business, International Relations


Academic Quick Guide:  Business

MBA or any other Administrative / Mgmt Programs, or Human Resources:

Academic Quick Guide:  Business, Mgmt Programs, Administration

Biological Sciences or Bioinformatics:

Academic Quick Guides:  Biological Sciences, Medical

Interior Design, Industrial Design, Fine Arts, and Communication & Media:

Academic Quick Guides:  Art & Design, CommunicationsMedia

Engineering, Transportation, and Architecture:

Academic Quick Guide:  Engineering , Transportation

  • Broadcasting Board of Governors (all) (www.ibb.gov)
  • Department of Commerce (Electrical) (www.commerce.gov)
  • Department of Defense (Electrical, Civil, Computer) (www.dod.gov)
  • Department of Energy (General, Electrical, Nuclear) (www.energy.gov)
  • Department of Homeland Security (all) (www.dhs.gov)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (Construction, General) (www.hud.gov)
  • Department of Interior (Civil) (www.doi.gov)
  • Department of Labor (Mining) (www.dol.gov)
  • Department of Transportation (all) (www.dot.gov)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Environmental) (www.epa.gov)
  • Federal Communications Commission (www.fcc.gov)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Aerospace, Computer, Electronics, General, Materials) (www.nasa.gov)
  • The US Armed Forces
  • Architect of the Capitol (www.aoc.gov)

Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology, Land Surveying, Science Technology & Society:

Academic Quick Guides:  Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences, Education

Information Technology: (IT Administration Security, IT, CS, MIS, IS, Web and IS)

Academic Quick Guide:  Computer Science and IT, Social Sciences

Law, Technology & Culture:

Academic Quick Guides:  LawLaw Enforcement, Social Sciences

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