The Government major complements a student's liberal arts education with an emphasis on understanding the theoretical and practical aspects of government and politics. The Department offers both the BA and the minor in Government. The major is structured to provide students with a background in the basic fields of political science, as well as to permit them a range of choice in completing the program.

The Government Department offers several courses integral to interdisciplinary programs such as Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, California Studies, Canadian Studies, and Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies. The Department also offers a joint Government-Journalism major with the Department of Communication Studies.

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BA: International Relations - a concentration in International Relations that is distinct from the field emphasis within the major.

BA: Government/Journalism – an interdisciplinary program that spans the combined areas of Government and Journalism.