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Buddhism & Political Theory

Listen to a free podcast discussion with Matthew Moore!

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Cal Poly Master in Public Policy

Learn how the Political Science Department's Master in Public Policy program can broaden your mind and develop your career.

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Our department is bursting with stories about award-winning faculty and student leaders involved in important work

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Mock Trial

Mock Trial is the epitome of Learn by Doing. Find out more about this national competition!

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The goal is to create a political science journal to showcase student work, connect alumni with current students, create opportunities for students to enter the professional world!

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Model UN

Students in POLS 285 participating in the Model UN!

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Welcome to the Cal Poly Political Science Department

In our undergraduate and graduate programs, students study government, politics, and policy, develop and refine their communication and analytical skills, and become informed, active citizens in a diverse global context.

We boast university and college award winners in teaching, research, and community service. Students will learn from an outstanding faculty who employ a variety of teaching methods, instructional approaches, and interdisciplinary orientations.

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Presidential Debate Viewing Party

Wednesday, October 19, Doors open at 5:30pm

Tickets:      Students $10
Faculty/Alumni/Staff $20

Tickets include: Appetizer, Dinner, Tax and Tip
Tickets available in the Political Science Office 47-14

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