Welcome to our Department
Founded in 1974, our department now is home to many of the world's leading scholars who represent a broad range of backgrounds, methodologies, and specialties. Our commitment to rigorous, interdisciplinary, and innovative scholarship provides the foundation for cutting-edge education and research that is changing the field of modern political science. As a consequence, the Department of Political Science at UCSD is recognized as one of the best in the country.
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