Department of Political Science


Contact Information
Phone. (619) 594-6244
Fax: (619) 594-7302

Nasatir Hall 126
Mail Code: 4427
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA, 92182-4427
Office Hours: M-F 8:30-4:00

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Last Update: 11/18/14


Welcome to the Political Science Department at San Diego State University. The department was founded in 1948 and the graduate Masters program was added in 1954. We currently have 21 full-time faculty, 10 associated lecturers, more than 670 undergraduate majors, and approximately 60 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate courses in the four main subfields of the discipline - U.S. Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. The graduate program offers the choice between a general political science M.A., a Comparative/IR specialization, or a Public Policy specialization.


News and Events

Olive Tree Initiative @ SDSU

Interested in the Middle East? Join us for the first OTI meeting of the year!

Tuesday, September 30th at 7:15pm
Nasatir Hall 131

The Olive Tree Initiative is a university-based organization that promotes conflict analysis and resolution through rigorous academic preparation, experiential education and leadership development. OTI provides students, faculty and community participants with the education, training and experiences needed to better understand, negotiate andresolve conflicts.

Questions? Contact faculty coordinators at or

Interested in Law School?

SDSU Department of Political Science is sponsoring a panel on Applying to Law School with admissions and recruitment personnel from Loyola (L.A.), UC Berkeley, USC and USD Law Schools

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30-6:45pm in SH 101

The panel is open to all SDSU students. Panelists will provide information about various aspects of the law school application process including those relevant to other law schools. A Q&A session will follow their presentations.

Contact Professor Schreiber at with any questions.

Gender Justice in the 2014 Election

Friday, October 17, 9 am-12 pm
Templo Mayor (Aztec Center)

Join the Departments of Political Science and Women's Studies for an exciting and interactive panel discussion of the pressing issues of sex, power, and politics in the 2014 elections.

More information can be found on the Women's Studies website


Fall 2014 Hostler Institute on World Affairs Lectures

Almudena Bernabeu
Genocide on Trial in Spain: Prosecuting ex-Guatemalan Dictator and Former US Ally RĂ­os Montt
October 20, 5-6:30, Room: West Commons 220

Theodore Postol
Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons: Reasons to Distrust US Government Claims
November 13, 5:20-6:50, in Room: Storm Hall West 011

More information can be found on the IWA website

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