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Political Science & Government at University of California - Davis

The Political Science & Government major is part of the social sciences program at University of California - Davis.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. Also, learn how UC Davis ranks among other schools offering degrees in political science.

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UC Davis Political Science Rankings

UC Davis is in the top 10% of the country for political science. More specifically it was ranked #42 out of 607 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #7 in California.

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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $75-$110k) 23
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (With Aid) 24
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $75-$110k) 25
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (With Aid) 26
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $75-$110k) 30
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $48-$75k) 35
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $30-$48k) 37
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $48-$75k) 37
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $0-$30k) 39
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (With Aid) 40
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $48-$75k) 40
Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 42
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $30-$48k) 45
Best Political Science & Government Doctor’s Degree Schools 47
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government 49
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $0-$30k) 50
Best Political Science & Government Master’s Degree Schools 53
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $30-$48k) 54
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income $0-$30k) 56
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income Over $110k) 57
Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Political Science & Government Graduates 69
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income Over $110k) 81
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government 95
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Highest Paid Master’s Degree Political Science & Government Graduates 99
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government (Income Over $110k) 106
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Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Political Science & Government Graduates 348
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Political Science & Government 392

Popularity of Political Science at UC Davis

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of California - Davis handed out 323 bachelor's degrees in political science and government. Due to this, the school was ranked #16 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 21% over the previous year when 267 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 2 students received their master’s degree in political science from UC Davis. This makes it the #163 most popular school for political science master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 3 students received their doctoral degrees in political science in 2021, making the school the #75 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Political Science Graduates from UC Davis Make?

Salary of Political Science Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at UC Davis is $32,542. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $33,089 for all political science students.

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How Much Student Debt Do Political Science Graduates from UC Davis Have?

Student Debt of Political Science Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at UC Davis, political science students borrow a median amount of $12,743 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all political science bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,439.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the political science program at UC Davis is $242 per month.

UC Davis Political Science Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political science majors at University of California - Davis.

UC Davis Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

The political science program at UC Davis awarded 323 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 42% of these degrees went to men with the other 58% going to women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - Davis with a bachelor's in political science.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 42
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 118
White 107
Non-Resident Aliens 12
Other Races 30

UC Davis Political Science & Government Master’s Program

All of the 2 students who graduated with a Master’s in political science from UC Davis in 2021 were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - Davis with a master's in political science.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 661
Sociology 275
International Relations & National Security 151
Anthropology 89
Geography & Cartography 13

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