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POLITICAL SCIENCE AT MSU DENVER

Almost everything about modern life – the laws we observe, the customs we follow, even the infrastructure we rely on – is driven by politics.

As essential as it is in our lives, so few of us fully understand the intricacies of the political system. The lines between the executive and legislative branches, state and federal policies, and the world’s political systems have become increasingly blurred. Those who learn the rules are the ones who make the greatest long-term impact, and that’s what we'll teach you to do. As a Political Science student at MSU Denver, you will not only bridge those gaps, you’ll also be well-versed in the complexities of global affairs, armed with the analytical and communication skills that will help you in a wide variety of career paths. 

Political Science examines government, public policy and the political behavior of individuals and groups of all communities throughout the world. While studying global and domestic politics, we’ll also help develop you into a confident public speaker and critical thinker. You can also expand your educational opportunities in the department-sponsored Model U.N. and Model Arab League. The department hosts several noteworthy lecturers who regularly visit campus and offers faculty and student exchange programs in Scotland, Hungary, Morocco and Turkey. 

MSU Denver Political Science graduates represent us well in the public and private sectors. Our alumni have also continued their education at prestigious post-graduate and law schools throughout the country. Whichever road you choose to run, we’ll guide you along the way with a fulfilling education.



Robert Preuhs_Political Science His research focuses on issues of representation and democracy through the lens of racial and ethnic politics, state and national political institutions and public policy. His publications have appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals such as The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics and Political Research Quarterly.

Dr. Robert Preuhs

Professor of Political Science


Career Prospects

Here’s where a B.A. in political science might take you:
Government, law, business, journalism, international organizations and education.



Portrait of Political Science professor, Dr. Robert Hazan “The faculty here have faith in our students; we push them to study methodically and with rigor, preparing them for successful careers in foreign service, law, education and public affairs.”

Robert Hazan, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Political Science


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Contact Information

Phone: 303-615-1123

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver Department of Political Science
Campus Box 43
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO. 80217-3362

Location: Auraria Campus
King Center - Room 498

Appointments and walk-ins are accepted.