The UC Davis Department of Political Science offers three specialized, focused undergraduate majors: Political Science, Political Science - Public Service, and International Relations.

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Learn more about our undergraduate majors and resources for students below. 

  • Advising Center
  • Learn more about advising resources for students in Political Science, Political Science - Public Service, and International Relations majors. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section! Read More
  • Our Majors and Minors
  • UC Davis Department of Political Science academic programs are designed to give students a foundation in the mechanisms of politics and political systems at the national and international levels; knowledge that is applicable to careers in government, urban planning, writing, teaching, law, administration; and preparation for graduate studies in numerous fields. Our department offers students a choice among three majors: Political Science; Political Science - Public Service; and International Relations. Read More
  • Internships in Political Science
  • Internships give students opportunities to strengthen and diversify their academic preparation by working in complementary professional environments. Students may be eligible for academic credit for internships connected to their field of study. Take a look at our page on how to get academic credit: Read More
  • What's Next? Options for After Graduation
  • Majoring in Political Science or International Relations at UC Davis can open the doors to a broad range of career fields and educational opportunities. Lean more about what options there may be for you after you graduate from UC Davis. Read More
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Students in Political Science have access to numerous opportunities for enriching experiences, including study abroad and internship programs in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Read More
  • Honors and Scholarships
  • The Department of Political Science offers numerous honorary and financial support programs to recognize and reward the outstanding achievements of undergraduate students. Read More