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Cal Poly California Bill Class

A Political Science class that is also an opportunity to pass legislation in California.

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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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Nicole Angelini

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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Model UN

Students in POLS 285 participating in the Model UN!

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POLS Faculty in the News

POLS Faculty continue to be active in shaping the public dialogue in the field.

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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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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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Cal Poly Open House: April 12-14, 2018

This annual event showcases the Cal Poly campus to new students and their families while offering a glimpse to life as a Mustang. Learn more about what Open House can offer for prospective students, current students, and our alumni and community.




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Our department's 2016-2017 award winners presented by The College of Liberal Arts

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