The University of California, Irvine (UCI) ranks among the top research universities in the nation and provides an active university environment and a continued commitment to excellence and achievement. The Department of Political Science has attained a reputation for producing the very best innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship. Faculty are engaged in the study of such key questions as the politics of advanced and democratizing societies, international cooperation and peace, the politics of racial and ethnic minority groups, and the origins of altruism and morality and their impact on world politics.The department also has a very innovative Ph.D. program with strong interdisciplinary emphases. Graduate students can pursue concentrations in democracy studies, international relations, political economy/public choice, political psychology, and race and minority politics. The Ph.D. program in Political Science offers big payoffs to our graduate students due to the extended range of inquiry an interdisciplinary program affords.
In her own words
April 19, 2018
'18 Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Undergrad Iman Siddiqi, political science, will cap off an extraordinary undergrad career by addressing a stadium of her peers as a 2018 School of Social Sciences commencement speaker
Contributions of 20 prominent Anteaters to be celebrated at Lauds and Laurels event
More California cities may join fight against state's pro-illegal immigrant policies (Video)
April 16, 2018
Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and poli sci, via FOX News, April 16, 2018