Educating Curious and Engaged Citizens.

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs train students for successful careers and civic engagement.

The UConn Department of Political Science studies how the political process shapes the choices we face as a community.

We offer academic programs that bridge the humanities and social sciences. Our cutting-edge research reflects our commitment to methodological and intellectual openness and diversity. Our community provides a bedrock for academic exploration and intellectual engagement at the University.


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  • Faculty Achievements: Late Fall 2022
    Christine Sylvester spoke on “Memorialized War Women in the USA, Vietnam, and the UK” at a program on Gender, Sexuality, Memorialisation held at York University on September 13, 2022. On October 24 she spoke on “The Present Re-dux, Re-IR’d, and Maybe Re-curating”, at Central European University in Vienna. Finally, Dr. Sylvester spoke on “Who Owns […]
    Posted on November 8, 2022

Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 8 Human Rights Graduate Research Forum: Imge Akaslan on "Global Labor Rights Enforcement in Small and Medium-Sized Textile Firms"2:00pm
  2. Feb 8 UCHI Fellow's Talk: Hind Ahmed Zaki3:30pm
  3. Feb 21 Night at the Museum Faculty Dialogue5:30pm
  4. Feb 22 PSGSA Coffee Hour11:30am
  5. Feb 22 UCHI Fellow's Talk: Sandy Grande3:30pm
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Please join us for the January Political Theory Workshop!: "Theorizing Racial Caste with W.E.B. Du Bois," Hari Ramesh, Government, Wesleyan University with commentary by Altan Atamer, Political Science, UCONN. January 30th, 12:15-1:30, Oak Hall 438 or by Zoom: pwd=Z005cmJZOWZsclMwODNrSWRjYkQxdz09
Meeting ID: 854 3671 3662
Passcode: 365380

The application for the 2022-2023 POLS Department Undergraduate Awards is now available. Visit the link in our bio for descriptions of the available awards and for the link to the application. The application has to be completed in one sitting, so take a look before you begin and make sure that you have all the necessary information ready to go. The deadline to apply for these awards is February 1, 2023. ...

Avoid the finals week rush, submit your financial aid application! The 2023-2024 FAFSA and Institutional Aid Applications are now available. UConn's on time filing deadline for maximum aid consideration is Wednesday February 15, 2023. Contact with any questions. ...

Apply Now for the College Student Congress! Engage with peers from across the country at the Henry Clay Center's fully funded public policy Summer program! From May 15-25th, 51 of the nation's brightest student leaders - one from each state and D.C.- will participate in a two week Summer program in Lexington, Kentucky and Washington, D.C. to discuss and develop real public policy solutions for current political issues facing our country. Write public policy, participate in expert roundtable discussions, talk about politics, learn from diverse perspectives, grow in leadership, connect to internship opportunities, and more! Applications are due January 2nd and you can apply at ...