Political Science

CPP Change of Major

The Department of Political Science welcomes new majors throught the academic year. Political science is one of the most versatile social degrees, teaching majors an extensive skillset that lead to a variety of different career paths. In 2019, the median salary for graduates with a BA in political science is over $122,220.

How do I change my major to political science? 

Students should declare a major as soon as possible. 

  1. Make sure you have grades on file. If you are new to Cal Poly Pomona, you must have a full semester worth of grades before you switch into the major.
  2. Check GPA requirements. To successfully switch into the major, your CPP GPA must be over 2.0. Your overall GPA must be over 2.0. You can check your GPAs on BroncoDirect
  3. Course requirements. There are no course pre-requisites to switch into the major. 
  4. Declare the major. Submit the online change of major form. This is a simple form that should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. 
  5. Make an appointment with Dr. Guerrero. After you have submitted the form, email the department chair, Dr. Mario Guerrero (mag@cpp.edu), to set up a short Zoom advising meeting. Your change of major will not be approved until you meet with the department chair. You can also visit Dr. Guerrero's faculty webpage for his current office hours.

Why should I become a political science major? 

As a political science major, you will find yourself immersed in a dynamic field that offers unparalleled opportunities for academic growth and real-world engagement. Our department boasts world-class faculty, renowned for their cutting-edge research, who actively involve students in their endeavors. With a strong emphasis on undergraduate research, all students have the chance to undertake year-long projects, delving deep into topics of their choice. Moreover, our tight-knit community fosters connections through activities like the Political Science Club, where ideas are exchanged and friendships forged. For those with a passion for international relations and diplomacy, our Model UN and Model OAS teams consistently excel on a national stage, traveling to prestigious conferences in New York City and Washington DC. Additionally, our Judicial Internship program offers invaluable firsthand experience shadowing judges and lawyers in the LA District Courts. But the excitement doesn't end there; our upper-division courses offer optional travel opportunities to places like the Iowa Caucuses, Hawaii, Italy, Switzerland, England, and Japan, providing a global perspective that enriches classroom learning. Being a political science major isn't just cool—it's an adventure that prepares you for a world of possibilities.

Change of Major Advisor

Dr. Mario Guerrero

Office: Building 94, Room 303
Email: mag@cpp.edu
Office Phone: 909-869-3885
CPP Connect Appointments: https://bit.ly/GuerreroOH

Dr. Guerrero can only facilitate change of major requests to political science. 

Dr. Guerrero's Office Hours