How many years of college are recommended for someone interested in government?
I'm in middle school and taking a career class. After I took a survey, government was one of the suggested paths I got. I'm interested in learning more about how many years of college I would need to if I wanted to work in government. #career #government
4 years are recommended for someone interested in government. This would be if you decided to do the traditional 4 years university track. People also go to community college and do political science/government for 2 years and then transfer to a university to finish the last two years focusing on solely government-related courses if that is their interest. Some people do graduate early and some may take more years past 4 years to finish a degree but typically 4 years is standard.
Generally, four years is needed if you intend to work for a government body, and further education may be needed if that position requires it. Of course, there may be exceptions to this rule, which is why knowing the context and the positions you are interested in is so important. For example, in the state of Oregon, I know my state agencies typically require a college education, but in the state legislature, it is common to see college students or graduates who are legislative aides for public officials. Hope that helps!