Department of Political Science

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  • Welcome

    Learn more about our department, which includes one of the largest majors in the College of Liberal Arts. 

  • The Voice of Nevada Politics

    Political science professor David Damore is one of UNLV's go-to sources for context on the state’s hot-button issues.

  • The Issues: The Importance of Nevada as a Swing State

    Political science professor Dan Lee on the seesaw nature of the Silver State.

  • The Issues: Why the Latino Vote Matters

    Political science professor John Tuman on how the Latino immigrant vote might mean more than ever to candidates this season.

  • New Faces: Dan Lee

    As a political scientist who studies elections, Dan Lee is finding 2016 a particularly interesting year.


Welcome to the political science website. The department has a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service. Several faculty members have received awards for distinguished teaching and service. In addition, the research published by our faculty has increased the national and international visibility of UNLV.

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