Political Science and Criminal Justice

Chico State's baccalaureate programs in political science offer great flexibility. Students choose courses from a rich curriculum, providing close student-faculty contact in each of the following majors of study: general political science, legal studies, criminal justice, international relations, and public administration. The department also offers a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Political Science.


Political Science and Criminal Justice Announcements

Office Hours and Advising Info

For faculty and advising office hours during Spring 2017 click here

Look What's New

Political Statements - A Political Science Department Newsletter.  Fall 2016 issue is now available!

Robert S. Ross Memorial Award and The Michele J. Shover Academic Excellence in Political Science Award

Submit application and materials to the department office in Butte 741 by 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 11, 2017. 


TA Applications Now Being Accepted

Teaching Assistant Program applications for fall 2017 are now being accepted.

The application deadline is April 28, 2017. Applications are available in the department office (Butte 741) or by using the links below.

Teaching Assistant Application
Teaching Assistant Recommendation Form

Temporary Faculty Opportunities 2016-2017

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is accepting application materials for temporary faculty for teaching opportunities that may be available in the 2016/2017 academic year.  


Challenge Exam for POLS 155

The exam will be given during the second week of each fall and spring semester.  Please contact the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice during the first week of the semester for more information and the date of the exam.  If you plan to take the challenge exam, you must be enrolled in POLS 155.