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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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  • Alumni Notes: Late Fall 2020
    Alumni of the Department of Political Science began new jobs, published articles, and ran for office during the fall of 2020.
    Posted on November 13, 2020
  • Faculty Achievements: Late Fall 2020
    The fall semester was busy for the Department's faculty members, with many contributing to scholarly publications, professional activities, and public outreach related to the 2020 elections.
    Posted on November 13, 2020

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