Political Science majors can go on to enjoy careers in a variety of fields.

The American Political Science Association provides tips and resources for students here:

Our graduates have gone on to law and graduate schools.  They have found employment as attorneys, as pastors, as public servants, and in non-profit organizations that advocate for social justice.

Hanna Johnson: (2021) She graduated with a Political Science major / Gender Studies minor, was a Bonner Student leader, and completed the Honors Program at Tusculum.  She completed internships with a state legislative campaign, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Fund for American Studies in Washington, D.C.  She is currently pursuing a J.D. degree at the George Mason University School of Law.

Matthew Jones: (2020) He completed the Honors Program at Tusculum, writing a thesis on political economy and women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. Matt is currently in the Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Savanna Draper: (2018) She is the Assistant Library Director at Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  After graduating with a Political Science Major / History minor, Savanna was accepted to the MSIS program (Master of Science in Information Sciences) at UT Knoxville with a graduate teaching assistantship. While in the program, Savanna focused on public libraries and the ways in which they can serve our communities. She was the Graduate Student Library Assistant for the Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs department in Hodges Library on the UTK campus, providing library instruction sessions to visiting middle and high school students. She also co-authored the article “Assessment and Social Change: Empowering underserved students to reimagine their future through STEM outreach,” which was published in September 2019 in College & Research Libraries News


Vinton Copeland: (2013)  He is Senior Pastor at Powell Missionary Baptist Church-Talbotton, serving from 2016 to present following his Ordination in 2016. Vinton studied Congregational Ministry, and earned an M.Div at McAfee School of Technology at Mercer University in 2017. While at Tusculum, Vinton minored in Civic Engagement, in addition to earning his B.A. in Political Science & Pre Law.

About Vinton: Living testimony to the fact that “He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Easy to get along with and some say I am too easy to get along with. I’m cool and just like to enjoy life!!!!
Blessed!!!!! I’m at Tusculum College in TN where I have met some down to earth people that have changed my life for the better. Simple as that… Hit me up for further details

Favorite Quotes: “Jesus wept”-Bible
“Lets get er’ Done”- Larry the Cable Guy
“Life is road that must be traveled” –Myself (Vinton)

  • In March of 2019, Vinton led local relief efforts following an EF-4 level Storm that hit parts of Georgia and Alabama.

Estefania Chavez: (2011)  She is a practicing attorney and lives in Alexandria VA. She is married with one child. Estefania came to Tusculum as an International Student from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. While at Tusculum Estefania earned and was awarded membership into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. She graduated from the University of Tennessee’s College of Law. Estefania had an Internship with the International Justice Mission in Washington, D.C., then served as a Staff Attorney at CARECEN-Central American Resource Center in Washington from 2015-2017, D.C., and from 2017 to present is an Attorney for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, District of Columbia.