Our world is ever-changing and in need of leaders and decision-makers with conviction and integrity. As a political science major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll be prepared to meet the challenges of your community and beyond from a foundation of ethics, seeking justice, peace and prosperity. The Political Science program at Fresno Pacific University will provide you with an increased understanding of the political world—locally, nationally and internationally.


  • Observation and in-depth examination of political issues through an objective lens
  • Development of a core understanding of ethics
  • Courses introduce you to key principles in political science and political analysis
  • Opportunities for participation in clubs and extracurricular activities

Career opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in private and public political organizations, such as local government, journalism, international organizations, political campaigns, interest groups/associations and colleges or universities. You will be able to pursue a wide area of careers including politics, public service, law, business and much, much more.

Program director

Bret Kincaid
Bret Kincaid, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science