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Welcome to Political Science at UC Davis!

On behalf of my colleagues in the Department, I want to welcome you to the UC Davis Political Science homepage. The purpose of this web site is to make the services and resources of our department readily accessible to current and prospective students and their parents, to our alumni, to citizens of the state, and to colleagues at UC Davis and elsewhere. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are building an intellectual community dedicated to the highest standards in research, instruction, and service. As you explore our site, you will encounter an internationally distinguished faculty known for its cutting-edge research and outstanding teaching. You may also notice that we have recently added a substantial number of new faculty members to the department. We serve over 1000 majors and our graduate program is vibrant and growing. We anticipate continued growth as we strive toward greater excellence on all fronts.

We maintain a varied curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that represents the interests and expertise of our faculty. We are committed to integrating our teaching and research activities, and to inviting students to learn about the world of politics with us. Our undergraduate curriculum includes an honors program and advanced seminars so that students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members. Our Ph.D. program emphasizes a collaborative approach to graduate education that provides ample opportunities for faculty and students to work together on their research and teaching.


Professor John T. Scott
Department Chair
Political Science Department


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