Student Resources

Writing Your Term Paper

Here are some useful sites and tips for writing your term paper.

Careers for Political Science Major

Political Science graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistants are primarily responsible for assisting the course instructor with facilitating a learning environment for students. The role of a graduate teaching assistant can be challenging and very rewarding. Besides possibly receiving three units or financial compensation, GTAs are able to gain valuable teaching experience and are often provided with professional references upon completion.

Summer Study Program at Peking University

Four-week summer study in China focusing on Chinese foreign policy, Chinese culture, and US-China relations.  Visit the website for more information.

PLSI 603 / PLSI 604 Internship Course and Seminar

The Internship Program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to receive academic credit in conjunction with internships related to politics and government, non-profit issue advocacy, community organizing, or other politics and policy related work.

Complementary Studies

Courses that can be counted towards Complementary Studies for the PLSI major, SF State

Transfer Policies of CSU Campuses

Transfer Requirements

Department Policy on Plagiarism

Plagiarism, defined broadly, is the presentation of another’s words and/or ideas as one’s own without attributing the proper source. It is grounds not only for failure of a given piece of work, which could result in failure for the entire course; it could also result in being reported to the administrative body responsible for student conduct violations and being subject to disciplinary action, which includes expulsion, suspension and/or probation.

Student Activities

SF State is home to four political science student organizations.

Political Theory Comprehensive Exam Guidelines

These guidelines are for the political theory comprehensive exam specifically, because what counts as command of the field is quite different than in the other subfields in political science.

Advising Resource Center

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

Advising Resource Center