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 2018 click here

Look What's New

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


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

Submit application and materials to Professor Dwyre in the department office (Butte 741) by 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Department Presentations

To view department presentations, please click here

Temporary Faculty Opportunities 2018-2019

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 2018/2019 academic year.  


Challenge Exam for POLS 155

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.