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The political science program at Sonoma State University offers excellent opportunities for the study of government and politics. Over 40 courses cover all major aspects of the discipline. Students develop an understanding of human behavior as this relates to politics. They learn to discuss and analyze critically the many current public policy issues facing the United States and the world. They are taught how to analyze and understand world affairs and comparative politics. They are trained in the appropriate research techniques for the study of political processes.


Featured Faculty Member

Check out our featured faculty member, Dr. Emily Ray, the new Director of the Faculty Mentorship Program at Sonoma State. 


Read the latest Election News written by Professor Richard Hertz.

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Need California State & Local Government Credit?

The Political Science department offers an opportunity to take the CA State & Local Challenge Exam each semester!

Research on Abortion Laws and Quality of life for Women

Please see Dr. Boaz's faculty page or the Research page for more information.

University Academic Calendar

See important dates for the current academic year.