The School of Social Sciences
is one of the schools of the University of California, Irvine
(UCI). It is the largest academic unit in the university with an enrollment of over 5,300 students. More than a third of the bachelor degrees conferred at UCI are from the School of Social Sciences. It is home to the departments of Anthropology
, Chicano/Latino studies, Cognitive Science, Economics
, Logic and Philosophy of Science, Political Science, International Studies, and Sociology
Its Political Science and International Studies programs are very highly regarded in California, ranking only second to Stanford's in terms of the quality of graduate and undergraduate education as well as the quality of faculty research.
UC Irvine's School of Social Sciences is also home to several research and educational entities including, but not limited to, the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences (IMBS, headed by Donald G. Saari
), the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (GPACS), the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Center for the Study of Democracy (headed by Bernard Grofman