Welcome to the Department of Political Science

For more than 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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Julia Stevens decided to pursue a career in politics as a freshman at UCSB in the aftermath of...

Natasha Bennett, a recent Ph.D, has a very incisive piece in The Monkey Cage explaining why...

The American Political Science Association (APSA) will present the ...

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