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.
Students can pursue a major, minor, or fast-track master's in political science.
Our department offers Ph.D., master's degree, and graduate certificate options.
Our researchers expand boundaries and bring their knowledge to the classroom.
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- 2021 Political Science Undergraduate AwardeesCongratulations to all of our 2021 Spring Awardees!Posted on April 16, 2021
- POLS student named Truman Scholar for 2021A pair of University of Connecticut students have been named Truman Scholars for 2021, marking the first time in school history that UConn has had multiple winners of the prestigious recognition.Posted on April 15, 2021
- Faculty Achievements: Spring 2021Faculty in the Department of Political Science promote their research through scholarly publications and outreach to media and the community.Posted on April 13, 2021