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Political Science

Welcome to Political Science!

The mission of the Political Science Department is to foster the goals and concerns of the CSUSM Mission Statement by providing innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate education in the field of political science to a student body across a variety of diversities and experiences. The Political Science Department seeks to produce informed, empowered citizens who will contribute to their national and global communities.

Senior Experience PSCI 494b

  • Fulfill your final PSCI grad requirement with an internship
  • Earn academic credit while gaining valuable professional experience
  • Some scholarship funding available for unpaid internship experiences!

PSCI 494b with Dr. Staci Beavers: Senior Experience in PSCI

The Political Science Organization

The Political Science organization is the student club for all Political Science majors, minors, and students interested in Political Science. If you want to socialize with fellow students, share information about Political Science courses, and learn about political internship opportunities, join the Political Science Organization!

Meeting Dates: February 19th, March 4th, March 25th, April 8th, April 22nd & May 6th  Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm                                                                                                      Location: MARK 209                         

Email organization president Claire Cochran for more information.

members of the political science club

Internship in Politics

Juniors and Seniors: Are you interested in interning in Washington D.C. - all expenses paid?

  • Earn 20 units of upper-division credit
  • Gain firsthand experience in the workings of Congress
  • Expand your professional knowledge
  • Develop excellent professional networking opportunities
  • Enhance your resume

The Panetta Institute for Public Policy offers CSU students the opportunity to work as Congressional Interns on Capital Hill! 

Learn more about the Panetta Institute for Public Policy