Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Rice University. This website is designed to provide information on our department members, their research, department activities, and our degree programs. We offer programs for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees with specializations in American Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations.
Rice University's Department of Political Science will present "Turkey at a Crossroads? The 2014 Presidential Elections Roundtable Discussion" July 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Herring Hall, Room 100. The discussion is open to the general public as well as the Rice community and will be followed by a reception.
Researchers have found that hormone levels can affect voter turnout.
Lanny Martin, Rice University's Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science, will serve as comparative politics editor of the Journal of Politics beginning in January 2015.
Rice's Center for Civic Engagement has been renamed the Center for Civic Leadership to reflect its longtime commitment to developing what Associate Dean of Undergraduates Matt Taylor calls "distinctive leaders."