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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All incoming graduate students are invited to participate in the department's Graduate Student...

  1. September 25, 2017 -
    9:00am to 4:00pm
  • International Politics word cloud graphic

Mark your calendar now and check back soon for more information about this presentation of the...

  1. October 5, 2017 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

As part of the 2017 Taiwan and Asia Program Distinguished Speaker Series...


  1. October 6, 2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

News and Announcements

  • Cover Photo of Becoming Who We Are

Professor Andrew Norris’s new book has just been released from Oxford University Press.  It is entitled Becoming Who We Are: Politics and Practical Philosophy in the Work of Stanley Cavell.  We asked Professor Norris to talk about the book.

  • Monthly schedule for IR Speaker Series

Announcing the 2017-18 International Relations Speaker Series

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites...

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