Trying to find the perfect degree program (political science)
Hello all! I'm currently a rising junior at a small liberal arts college in SoCal. I've been trying to find a good graduate degree program that fits what I want to do, but my indecisiveness has left me at a crossroads. I feel like at this point I should at least have an idea of what can work, but I have not been able to narrow down my options. I hope to work in environmental policy but would be open to anything government related. First, here are my stats:
Major: Political Science, emphasis in Law and Public Policy, minoring in Environmental Science
Current GPA: 3.84
Will be studying abroad at Oxford University in Fall studying government
Internship in a local government office plus a part time job on campus
Deeply involved with one political club and one environmental club on campus
-Go straight into a masters program (either political science of public policy) - I'm not sure which is best if I hope to continue in environmental policy/government work. Public Policy requires some math background and my worst subject is math, so that may bring my GPA down. Most programs ask for microeconomics and some pre-calc background.
-Try for combined degree with a masters/phd - Not sure if my stats would be good enough for this, also unsure which subjects
-Take a gap year to work in the CA Capitol (or try for the DC program), and then apply for masters/phd - One of my professors said I may be a good fit for one of these programs, but my parents are opposed to taking a gap year mostly because they believe it'll put a stop in my efforts (even though I'll be working in the field I hope to eventually make my career).
-Law school - If I go into law, I'll be studying something I don't necessarily have passion for (while putting myself into massive debt), though it'll give me a better shot when making my career, but I won't have to take classes out of my comfort zone and I can continue to study things I love while still in undergrad
So far these are my choices, though if I'm missing anything I'd love to hear it. I honestly have no idea which option would be best for me and I hope I can get some insights