Welcome

We are a close-knit, active community where you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the public realities of your world. Whether life takes you to the local school board meeting or to the UN Security Council, our mission is to prepare you for life as a public leader and empowered citizen.

Critical Thinking Skills

We are committed to working closely with you so you develop the knowledge and skills needed to rigorously reach your own conclusions about important issues of politics, government and public affairs. Education isn't confined solely to the classroom; political science majors also gain practical experience and perspective by participating in at least one internship, study abroad program or undergraduate research project. It's a multidisciplinary, highly engaged educational experience that cannot be found anywhere else.

Three-Year BA Option

You have the option to earn your Bachelor of Arts degree in three years. Do your part to stay on track, and you could shave a year off your undergraduate work. That means significant savings on tuition and you get a jumpstart on your career.

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New Concentration
Criminal Justice

Pacific now offers a BA in Political Science with a criminal justice concentration, a degree that can lead to a career in social justice reform, government policy, the courts system or the corrections system. Jobs include policy analyst, lawyer, crime victims service coordinator, forensics technicians, fish and game wardens, federal special agents or social workers.

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Contact Us

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Department of Political Science
209.946.7712

212 Wendell Phillips Center
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211