Fall 2015 Department Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, closed 

Applications are now being accepted for the College Futures Foundation Scholarship. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.


Applications are now being accepted for Orientation Leaders. Please click here for more information, including the application.

Upcoming Events

The Power of Norms: The Impact of the Nobel Peace Prize on Global Politics 

David Andersen-Rodgers, PhD

Thursday, October 8, 2015
University Union’s
Hinde Auditorium
12:00 PM–1:30 PM


Fall Odyssey Mixer
Friday, October 16, 2015
Alumni Grove

For more information, please click here

Our Department expects to turn politically interested and concerned students into politically literate college graduates, whatever their career plans or other interests. Specifically, training in Government courses should equip students with analytical skills including (1) the ability to recognize and understand the use of theory, analytic frames and models and their use to interpret and understand political phenomena; (2) the ability to recognize the importance of and to weigh the worth of evidence marshaled to support or oppose an argument; and (3) the ability coherently to systematize and accumulate political information and knowledge and to use this stock of knowledge to better understand the political world.  With these skills you can undertake a variety of careers

Students part of internship program

Model UN
Model UN

Odyssey Program
Odyssey Program

Sacramento Semester
Sacramento Semester