Advocacy and Institutions

Want to change the world? In this area, you’ll learn how the political system works – both within government and NGOs. That’s knowledge you can take from the grass roots right up to Congress.

Potential career paths for majors with interests in this area include:
Legislative staff to the California State Assembly and Senate; Office of Planning and Research staff for the California Governor; Lobbyist; Campaign staff; Community organizers for public interest organizations; Legislative analyst for public agencies; Public relations officers for corporations; District representatives for elected officials; Elected office; Journalist; Editor of political journals and magazines; Labor organizer; Policy staff in state or federal executive agencies; Field organizer for national non-profit interest groups; Researcher or policy analyst for issue-based interest groups and unions.

We teach the following upper-division courses in this area:

For more information, feel free to talk with the following department faculty members: Stephanie Burkhalter, Dan Faulk, John Meyer.