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 Fall 2017 click here

Look What's New

Political Statements - A Political Science Department Newsletter.  Spring 2017 issue is now available!

Department Presentations

To view department presentations, please click here

Support CLIC During Chico State Giving Day

Please support the Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) on the first Chico State Giving Day, which takes place on November 28th!

CLIC provides opportunities for students to assist community members with legal help and provides clinical experiences for students seeking a hands-on experience in an on-campus legal clinic. Almost 200 students provide legal help and information to over 12,000 clients each year. Your support will help us continue to deliver this important service to the community by helping with CLIC's costs for office supplies, postage, travel expenses, and other legal materials.

To support CLIC, please go here:

Temporary Faculty Opportunities 2017-2018

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 2017/2018 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.