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Political Science College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

About Political Science

Academic Programs

ATTENTION

Due to COVID-19, the department office staff will be working remotely. As a result, our physical office will remain closed indefinitely. To reach our office staff, please email pols@csus.edu.

Political Science is devoted to the study of theory and practice across several fields of study, including Political Theory, American Politics, Comparative Politics, Public Law and Policy, and International Relations.

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Undergraduate Program

Students with a Political Science major enter careers in government at the local, state or federal level, urban planning, political campaigns, or policy-related fields of all kinds.

Some of our students work in the political process, including the burgeoning campaign field, public or private interest groups, or for lobbying organizations. Others go into teaching at all levels, journalism, business, and of course Government is a popular major for students interested in pursuing legal careers.

Advising Forms & Information Undergraduate Forms

Graduate Program

The primary aim of our program is to foster an understanding of government and politics in general and also to promote the development of analytic and other scholarly skills.

Our view of the discipline is broad and, in some respects traditional. We encourage students first to acquire a good foundation in basic course work and the tradition of political discourse along with some exposure to the many subfields of political science before pursuing more specialized interests. Those interested in more specialized programs should consult the Master's in Public Policy and Administration, the Master's in Business Administration.

Applying to the Program

Graduate Studies Forms

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Department of Political Science
Tahoe Hall, Room 3104
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Phone: (916) 278-6202
pols@csus.edu

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