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

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Political Statements - A Political Science Department Newsletter.  Fall 2018 issue is now available!

GRADUATION WITH DISTINCTION - Due Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Applications for Graduation with Distinction are now available for students in the last semester of major coursework AND a GPA of at least 3.5 in all courses for the major.


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


Challenge Exam for POLS 155

Each fall and spring semester the POLS 155 challenge exam will be offered