In the 1962-63 academic year, faculty from the Department of History and Government came together to officially form UB's Department of Political Science.
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Claude Welch is currently writing a history of the Department of Political Science. Three chapters are available for preview:
The department was housed in a number of locations before its current residence on the fourth and fifth floors of Park Hall. Professor Claude Welch captured images of the earlier homes of the department; in several cases, actual residential houses!