Message from the Chair

Welcome to the UCLA Political Science Department!

In 2015 the Department of Political Science will celebrate ninety-five years of teaching, research and public service within one of the nation’s finest universities. Instruction in Political Science began on September 14, 1920 with a staff of one assistant professor, Dr. Charles E. Martin, offering three year-long courses (Comparative Government, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Law).