Welcome to the Department of Political Science

For over half a century, the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara has been home to top scholars engaged in cutting edge research. The Department prides itself on first-rate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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Tom K. Wong
Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

  1. June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
  1. June 15, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

The Political Science Department invites you to the 2017 Honors Colloquium.

  1. June 16, 2017 -
    9:00am to 11:30am

News and Announcements

The Department of Political Science, in partnership with the newly formed Isla Vista Community Service District (CSD) and the Chancellor’s Office, has initiated a new internship program for UCSB students to get involved with governance in Isla Vista.

Professor Matto Mildenberger plays an important role in decoding American opinions about climate change.

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for anticipated part time temporary Lecturer positions for Spring Quarter 2017 and Summer Sessions 2017.

Support Political Science

We invite you to be part of the Department’s success in educating the next generation of leaders. For more information, please visit our department giving page.