College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Participate in the PLS Department

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Student Organizations

One of the most fundamental components of our major is the "learn by doing" approach. Through student organizations and internships, our students gain the experience and leadership skills necessary to become future leaders. In addition, we find that students excel when they are active in activities outside their own classes.

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Research in Political Science

The classes in our major are intended to teach our students the skillset essential to conduct academic research. Our majors have ample opportunities to display these skills and continue their work at prestigious graduate programs or even in their careers. 

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Internships & Scholarships

At Cal Poly Pomona, our department is committed to recognizing the excellent work that our students do both inside and outside the classroom. Our students are recipients of prestigious scholarships and internships, offered by the department, university and outside organizations.