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We are here to help you succeed in pursuing your academic goals. Check out all the valuable resources and learning tools available for LBCC students.

LBCC Political Science Student Association (PSSA)


The PSSA club affords opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, build personal networks, acquire practical political knowledge, and perform public service for the college and community. The club hosts speeches, debates, and other campus events related to Political Science.

Instagram: @lbccpolisci
Twitter: @LbccPoliSci

LBCC Viking Engagement – PSSA Student Club 

Learn more about LBCC Student Club, Viking Volunteer Programs, Recreational Sports Programs, and Leadership Programs.

LBCC Student Clubs

 

 

California State University Long Beach Political Science Program


CSULB LogoCSULB Political Science Program: Political science is a recognized academic discipline that combines the best aspects of the liberal arts tradition. It trains students to think critically while arming them with important information about the 21st century; thus, it prepares them for the workforce and for the demands of democratic citizenship today. It draws on contemporary issues such as geopolitics, immigration, changing demographics, cyberspace politics, and terrorism, and provides students with strong analytic skills in order to analyze these. Moreover, with its combined focus on critical thinking and empirical knowledge, political science empowers students to question the values of our society and to orient our democratic ideals to the changing realities of the current century. Its broad, liberal arts framework inspires active citizenship and offers training that will serve students’ needs throughout their entire lives.

 

 

Professional Associations


Political Science professional associations are a great resource to connect with other students who are studying political science, connect with professionals in the field, attend conferences and hear about the latest topics in the field. Many of the associations have reduced membership fees for students, offer financial support to attend conferences, and provided information about honor societies, graduate programs, and employment opportunities within the field. Below are links to some of the Political Science professional associations:

The American Political Science Association (ASPA)

American Political Science Association LogoFounded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world. The Association promotes a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics.

 

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS)

The National Conference of Black Political Scientist LogoThe National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) is organized to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world. It aims to contribute to the resolution of the many challenges that black people confront. Our organization promotes research in and critical analysis of topics usually overlooked and/or marginalized in political science scholarship. We believe that our scholarship must address wide-ranging “real world” issues and not the narrow, and often manufactured, concerns of the discipline.

 

The Western Political Science Association (WPSA)

The Western Political Science Association LogoFounded in 1948, the Western Political Science Association is an association of more than 1250 political scientists. The WPSA is headquartered at Portland State University. The purpose of the Association is to promote the study and teaching of government and politics, to foster research and to facilitate the discussion of public affairs. The official region of the WPSA includes both the western states of the United States and the western provinces of Canada: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. WPSA members reside primarily in the western region, but approximately one-third of our members come from outside the region. The WPSA conducts an annual conference at sites which rotate throughout the region. Approximately 1,100 to 1,300 political scientists participate in these meetings which feature more than 250 panels and other special sessions on politics. The journals of the WPSA are Politics, Groups and Identities owned and published by the WPSA and the Political Research Quarterly, owned and published by the University of Utah. The Western is the WPSA’s biannual newsletter.

 

 

Local Governmental Organization


Local governmental organizations are a wonderful way for you to get involved and make an impact in your community. Below you will find links to some of the local governmental organizations in the Long Beach area.

Long Beach Democratic Club

Long Beach Democratic Club LogoThe Long Beach Democratic Club is a well established Democratic Club in Long Beach, California. The primary goal of the Club is to activate the community in advancing the ideals and goals of the California and National Democratic Party in the City of Long Beach. Our monthly meetings feature community members, party leaders and elected officials who share their perspectives on current issues and political topics.

 

Long Beach Area Republicans

Long Beach Area Republicans LogoWe are a group of Republicans in Long Beach, California who believe that together we can truly make a difference by helping elect local, state and national leaders who will reflect our core values, that of: Faith, Freedom and Personal Responsibility. It is our hope that you will find this website valuable and that you will join us in the effort to promote and elect Republican leaders to City Hall, Sacramento and Washington D.C.

We are in Los Angeles County, CA. on the beautiful Pacific Ocean in one of America’s most ethnically diverse cities.

 

Long Beach Young Republicans

Long Beach Young Republicans LogoThe Long Beach Young Republicans are a group of young conservatives that are dedicated to bringing common sense Republican principles back to Long Beach and the surrounding areas and promote candidates and policies in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. that will honor our ideals and Constitution.

Republicans between ages 18-40 that are interested in bringing conservative ideals back to the forefront in the cities of: Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro, Wilmington, Avalon, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens, Cerritos, Artesia, Bellflower, Downey, La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Montebello and Whittier are encouraged to join.

 

Long Beach Young Democrats

Long Beach Young Democrats Logo
The Long Beach Young Democrats are dedicated to providing the necessary network, programs, and training to ensure that young people become civically engaged, gain their own political consciousness, and become advocates for the Democratic platform on a local, regional, statewide, and national level.
 

 

 

Long Beach BLAST


Long Beach Better Learning for All Students Today LogoLong Beach BLAST (BLAST) reaches out to connect a positive role model with youth in Long Beach who are facing adversity through our Academic Mentoring Program and Bridge to Success Program. Donors and supporters join the legacy BLAST is leaving in the lives of mentees and mentors. Our outstanding programs lead youth in basic life skills, goal setting, character development, establishing meaningful connections, and academic success.

 

 

LBCC Student Support


multiracial students working on school project togetherMatriculation – Welcome Center
The Welcome Center at Long Beach City College is a great place to start on your journey to becoming an LBCC Viking! Whether you are a first-time student, a returning student, or a community member, the Welcome Center is a one-stop-shop that provides you with general information and services to get you connected to the LBCC community.

Staffed by a dedicated team, the Welcome Center aims to make your introduction to the college experience go as smoothly as possible. The goal of the Center is to bring all of the key components a student needs under one roof and become the focal point for their success.

LBCC Support Programs
Need-based support programs to help you succeed in college. 

  • CalWORKS
  • EOPS
  • Foster Youth Support Services (NextUP)
  • Foster Care & Kinship Education
  • TRIO GO Project
  • Upward Bound

Basic Needs Program
Long Beach City College has implemented a Basic Needs program to address hunger and housing insecurity among students. The program is supported by the Healthy Viking Initiative and will provide increased access to food, direct referrals to appropriate housing agencies, and information regarding transportation resources for LBCC students.

 

Graduation Cap on top of CashScholarships
The success of our students is one of the most important aspects of the mission of Long Beach City College. More than 700 scholarships are given each year, making our scholarship program one of the largest of all community colleges in California. Students are only required to fill out one application at which time the scholarship committee will match you with the appropriate scholarship based on the eligibility requirements.

 

Three students walking through campus.Undocumented Student Support – DREAM Services
​Long Beach City College has implemented a Basic Needs program to address hunger and housing insecurity among students. The program is supported by the Healthy Viking Initiative and will provide increased access to food, direct referrals to appropriate housing agencies, and information regarding transportation resources for LBCC students.

 

An infographic with LGBTQ terminology.LGBTQ+ Student Support & Resources
Long Beach City College strives to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and learning environment for all students. LBCC is committed to serving members of the campus community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. In honoring this commitment, the LBCCD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution that officially recognizes LGBTQ History Month in support of its students. 

 

A group of Marines in uniform standing in line and saluting.Veterans Student Support – Veterans Services
The mission of Veterans Services Office (VSO) is to provide a caring and supportive environment for veterans and their dependents as we assist them with the services they need for proper enrollment, receiving their VA benefits, and other resources necessary to succeed at Long Beach City College. LBCC welcomes all military veterans and supports them through the entire application and enrollment process. 

 

LBCC Disabled Student Support ServicesDisabled Student Support Services
Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) serves as the designated office of the College that coordinates campus-wide academic adjustments for students with qualifying disabilities. Academic adjustments assist in the facilitation of creating an equitable educational experience for all students at Long Beach City College.

 

A picture of exercise gear.Student Health Services
LBCC Student Health Services (SHS) supports student success by providing quality and accessible primary care and mental health services and education. Student Health Services is attentive to the diverse health needs of LBCC Students. We partner with the City of Long Beach and the surrounding community to provide comprehensive clinical services to students. 

 

Wood blocks on table with Mental health text written on some.Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services (MHS) is committed to promoting student mental health and wellbeing and strives to help students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We strive to be a positive advocate of engagement and transformation to help our diverse student community meet their personal challenges while increasing student retention and success.

 

 

LBCC Special Programs


  • DESTINO Program
    The DESTINO program is designed to assist STEM students with an array of student support services and academic support to reach your goal of earning your degree and transferring to the 4-year university.

  • Umoja Scholars Program
    Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

  • Puente Mentors for Science Students
    Puente is a transfer program that provides underrepresented students, particularly LatinX students, with academic support and mentoring. The program serves to increase the number of underrepresented students in four-year colleges.

 

 

LBCC Student Learning Resources


  • Multidisciplinary Tutoring Center
    The MDSC Tutoring Center offers tutoring support in multiple subjects, including History.

  • Embedded Tutoring
    The Embedded Tutoring program in the Learning and Academic Resources Department focuses on using Tutors to provide individualized attention and assistance for students during class. History majors who have successfully completed LBCC History courses can apply to become embedded tutors!

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
    SI is a student success program that provides regular peer-led group study sessions for students in order to help improve their understanding of course material and increase the effectiveness of their study skills. History majors who have successfully completed LBCC History courses can apply to become supplemental instructors!

  • Degree Completion Initiative
    LBCC is dedicated to helping you complete your education from start to finish as quickly as possible. You are our #1 priority!

  • Transfer Center
    The Transfer Center at LBCC is here to help you with a smooth transition to university life. A variety of services such as university appointments, transfer fairs, admissions workshops, and university tours are available to you. It’s time to start your journey to your chosen university whether it be a CSU, UC, private, or out-of-state university.

  • Learning Communities
    Learning communities are group-based support services for your educational needs and are a way for students to enroll in one or more courses that are “packaged” together. These courses are taught by supportive instructors and counselors who work closely with each other and the students to help students develop the confidence and tools they need to succeed.

  • Library Resources
    Check out LBCC Library Workshops and Library Orientations.

  • Student Technology Help Desk
    The Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) supports all Long Beach City College students in accessing and successfully using Long Beach City College technology. 

  • Adult Education
    Long Beach City College’s Adult Education program offers short-term personal and professional development courses that are open year-round to members of the community.

  • Student Life Workforce Development
    The Office of Student Life hires 20-25 Student Assistants each semester at both our Pacific Coast and Liberal Arts campuses. Our Student Assistants provide, assist, and implement events, activities and workshops in support of our Student Affairs Department. 

  • Job Training
    Do you want to earn more money at work and move up in your career? Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’re ready to update your skills, we have many programs to serve you.