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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Awards and Announcements

This scholarship was established at the University of California at Santa Barbara in honor of a...

This scholarship is made possible by Santa Barbara native and UCSB alumnus Robert “Bob” Casier....

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the Costigan Scholarship. This...

This scholarship is dedicated in memory of Kevin Patrick Moran, a UCSB honor student who lost...

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