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 2022 semester (PDF)

POLS Advising Information

Fall 2022 CLIC Applications Now Being Accepted!

If you are a student who would like to apply for Fall 2022 internship with Community Legal Information Clinic (CLIC), applications are now being considered. Please complete and submit the application (PDF) to clic@csuchico.edu

Image Gallery: Panel Discussion, "Violence as Injustice", with Dr. Elliott Currie

On Thursday, April 14th, 2022, our department was honored to host Pullitzer Prize Finalist Dr. Elliott Currie, author of A Peculiar Indifference: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America. The panel discussion included Dr. Currie and Chico State faculty and students. Please see photos documenting the event (pc: Jason Halley)(opens in new window)

Video: Russia - Ukraine, What Happens Next?

Last month (March 2022), the POLS department hosted a discussion panel in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. If you missed the discussion, we are providing a recorded video of the event(opens in new window) (closed caption available). 

POLS 155 TA Applications Now Accepted!

If you will be a graduate student in Fall 2022, and would like to be considered as a POLS 155 TA, applications (PDF) are now being accepted. 

Forums for Political Science and Criminal Justice

Political Science and Criminal Justice Forums(opens in new window)