A warm welcome from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at California State University, Stanislaus! We offer two popular and well-established degree programs: an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a graduate level Master of Public Administration. A Minor in Political Science for undergraduates is also available, and Political Science courses are the key focus in both the Liberal Studies BA Concentration in Civics and the Social Sciences BA Concentration in Political Science for those considering teaching at the elementary or secondary school levels (please see these two other degree programs for specific information about them).
Political Science and Public Administration Department faculty are highly qualified, accomplished, and dedicated teachers and productive scholars who prepare students to become tomorrow's successful analysts, practitioners, and citizens in an increasingly complex and challenging world of politics and governance. Both sets of Department faculty—one being primarily Political Science faculty and the other primarily Public Administration faculty—teach several courses in the other program, providing to our community of undergraduate and graduate students a healthy intellectual cross-pollination across these two related, yet nonetheless differentiated, disciplines.
The Department actively supports internships, study abroad, student-run clubs and other organizations related to politics and government at Stanislaus State. We promote energized civic engagement and an appreciation for the varied perspectives emanating from theory, empirical study and analysis, and experiential/hands-on learning.