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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: Early Fall 2020
    Faculty in the Department of Political Science promote their research through scholarly publications and outreach to media and the community.
    Posted on September 15, 2020
  • Student Successes: Early Fall 2020
    The Department celebrates recent achievements of its undergraduate and graduate students, from SURF and IDEA awards to journal publications.
    Posted on September 15, 2020
  • Alumni Notes: Early Fall 2020
    A recent roundup of achievements from the Department's undergraduate and graduate alumni for the early fall 2020 alumni newsletter.
    Posted on September 14, 2020

Upcoming Events

  1. Oct 27 Goodnight, Status Quo: State Court Innovation In The Wake Of Covid-1912:15pm
  2. Oct 27 POLS Colloquium: State Court Innovation In The Wake of Covid-1912:15pm
  3. Nov 11 On The Academic Job Market Panel12:15pm
  4. Nov 17 Talk With Gregory Doukas12:00pm
  5. Nov 19 Renee Cramer (Drake University) 11:00am
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