Educating Curious and Engaged Citizens.

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs train students for successful careers and civic engagement.
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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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Students can pursue a major, minor, or fast-track master's in political science.

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  • Faculty Achievements: Winter 2021
    Faculty in the Department of Political Science promote their research through scholarly publications and outreach to media and the community.
    Posted on February 8, 2021
  • Student Successes: Winter 2021
    The Department celebrates recent achievements of its undergraduate and graduate students, from fellowships to journal publications.
    Posted on February 8, 2021
  • Alumni Notes: Winter 2021
    A recent roundup of achievements from the Department's undergraduate and graduate alumni for the winter 2021 alumni newsletter.
    Posted on February 8, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. Mar 26 Department Of Public Policy MPA, MPP And Fast-Track Information Session For Political Science Students12:00pm
  2. Apr 5 Political Theory Workshop: Brooks Kirchgassner, (UConn Ph.D.), 12:15pm
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