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Political Science


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona's Political Science Department represents a broad and diverse array of interests. The major represents seven core areas in political science--American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political thought, research methods, public administration, and public law. Our majors are well-prepared for careers in public service and government. Our majors and faculty make the political science major a vibrant community at Cal Poly Pomona.

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Political Science Welcomes Two New Professors

Dr. Jonathan Llljeblad and Dr. Marc Scarcelli will join the faculty of the Department of Political Science beginning this September....

Dr. Jonathan Liljeblad Dr. Marc Scarcelli

New Hire in American Politics for Fall 2015

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics beginning Fall 2015...

Department News

Reese Delivers TEDx Talk to Prison Inmates

Jul 16, 2014

Political Science Professor Renford Reese recently gave a TEDx talk to inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe. He was on the same...

Alum Premieres Movie at Cannes Film Festival

Jun 18, 2014

A Cal Poly Pomona alumnus premiered his first movie last month at the world-famous Cannes Film Festival in France. Julian Flores...

Solis Elected County Supervisor

Jun 10, 2014

Alumna and former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was elected last week to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Solis, who...

Solis to Lead Discussion on Improving Support for Transfer Students

Mar 06, 2014

Leaders from several area colleges and universities will join a roundtable discussion hosted by former Secretary of Labor and Cal...

Contact Information:

Department of Political Science
3801 W. Temple Ave., Building 94, Room 303, Pomona, CA 91768-4055
Phone: 909/869-3887 | Fax: 909/869-6995

Administrative Coordinator: Kim Alm (

Department Chair: Jill E. Hargis
909/869-3882 |

MPA Director: Sandra E. Emerson
909/869-3879 |