Political Science and Criminal Justice

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.


Faculty, TA, and ISA Student Hours and Contact Information

Office Hours Spring 2023 semester (PDF)

POLS Advising Information

POLS 155 Challenge Exam 

The POLS 155 (American Government: National, State, and Local) Challenge Exam, for those looking to fulfill the undergraduate requirement without taking the course, is Thursday, February 2nd, from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Please contact the POLS Office (Butte 741) for more information and to sign up for the exam. 


For more information about department events and workshops, please visit the pages for upcoming(opens in new window) and past(opens in new window) events.