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.

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Degrees Offered

BA in Political Science
BA in Political Science - Concentration in Criminal Justice
BA in Political Science - MA of Public Policy Accelerated Program
BA in Political Science - JD Accelerated Program
Political Science Minor
Pre-Law Minor
Public Affairs Minor
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 ksmith4@pacific.edu

212 Wendell Phillips Center
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211