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Political Science

Political Science Major and Minor

The study of political science is mainly the study of governments: their social and economic environments, how they are organized, how and why they decide upon and carry out policies, and how nation-states interact on the world scene. It also includes the study of political ideas and values, past and present, citizen behavior, and recent trends in methods of research and analysis aimed at enlarging our knowledge of the political process. In this sense, the Department of Political Science provides students with the perspective and background necessary to understand the complex and often confusing reality of politics.

Students must complete 36 credit hours of political science coursework for the Political Science Major. To focus their search for understanding, each Political Science Major will select a concentration either in American Politics or International/Comparative Politics. Learn More about the Major >>

Students must complete 21 credit hours of political science coursework for the Political Science minor. Learn More about the Minor >>

Political Science Major With Secondary Education Social Studies Endorsement

Students may obtain Colorado Licensure for Secondary Social Studies along with a bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science. In addition to course requirements for the major, all Social Studies licensure candidates complete a core curriculum that provides a foundation in History, Geography, Economics, and Behavioral Science and addresses the objectives of the content area examination. Learn More >>