The CSULB Department of Political Science has more than 600 students in one of our three academic programs: a Bachelor of Arts, a Minor, and a Master of Arts.  Our more than 30 faculty are passionate about teaching politics in the twenty-first century, offering courses that are directly relevant to the contemporary world.  Together we seek to provide our students the foundational knowledge and skills essential to understand and engage issues relevant to our common political life today. 

Our department also offers numerous programs and clubs, including Moot Court, Model United Nations, undergraduate and graduate student associations, and a chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society.  Students can also explore internship and research opportunities, a Legal Studies certificate, scholarship possibilities, and much more. 

Click through the pages on our site to learn more about all of these programs and opportunities, gain help with advising, and become acquainted with our faculty, staff, students and alumni.  Connect with us on social media (links to the right) to ensure you do not miss any of our events, successes, and news!

Office Hours:

The main department office (SPA-257) is open three days a week (currently, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm). 

If we are not in when you stop by, please reach out via email and we will be glad to follow up with you in whatever form is needed.  General contact information is on the right sidebar, and specific email addresses are below.


The Department of Political Science partners with the College of Liberal Arts Advising Center/ATLAS to provide all Political Science major and minor advising.  Visit the ATLAS website for advising services, hours, and contact information at: www.csulb.edu/atlas


Department Chair: Dr. Amy Cabrera Rasmussen  Amy.Rasmussen@csulb.edu

Department Coordinator: Ty Yim  socheatey.yim@csulb.edu

Department Administrative Support Assistant: Amy Aguilar  amy.aguilar@csulb.edu

Department Email: CLA-POSC@csulb.edu