Political Science

Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Democracy in action.

Political Science students analyze the structures, processes, and outcomes of governmental decisions, and are prepared for responsible roles in the political, economic, and business life of the nation—wherever their careers may lead.

Typically, graduates pursue careers in teaching, public administration, law, or politics, but they're also found working in foreign service, urban planning, and political analysis organizations.

The Curriculum

The program is defined by two broad themes: civic engagement and global citizenship. Your courses will foster both intellectual and critical skills. You will apply the study of politics to the conditions of political life, especially in the context of diversity and globalization.

The Professors

Your Future

Students are offered opportunities to study abroad at Oxford and other notable programs, engage in community development and service projects, and intern in public policy and non-profit agencies in Washington, DC and throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Graduate Schools

  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Loyola Law School
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Whittier School of Law
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Western School of Law
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Emory Law School


  • Arc Ventura County
  • California Community Foundation
  • County of Ventura
  • Foundation for Sustainable Development
  • Getty Research Institute
  • LaVerne University
  • Masry & Vititue Law Office
  • Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

Career Paths

  • Campaign Organizer
  • Communications Director
  • Business Consultant
  • Reporter/Producer
  • Case Consultant
  • Field Representative
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Political Researcher
of our students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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