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Political science is the study of government, public policy, and the political behavior of both individuals and groups at all levels of community life. By employing humanistic and scientific perspectives to study nations and their sub-divisions, as well as regions of the world and international relations, students in the political science program acquire critical skills in analysis and communication which allow them to think independently and tolerantly about current affairs in our diverse world.


Degrees and programs offered

The Department of Political Science offers both a major (minimum 36 credit hours) and a minor (minimum 21 credit hours). The department also offers a minor in Public Affairs & Administration, a minor in Native American Studies, and a minor in Leadership.

Internships and education opportunities

In addition to offering a full range of classes at all MSU Denver sites, the department offers extensive internship and cooperative education opportunities, as well as a variety of special activities, including a summer program in Washington, D.C. The department also sponsors chapters of the Student Political Science Association and the National Political Science Honor Society (ПΣΑ). The department, in cooperation with a number of student organizations, also invites noteworthy speakers to campus and generates numerous educational and social events which reflect the college’s diverse student body. The department sponsors the Model Arab League and Model U.N. programs, provides pre-law advising to the campus at large, and houses the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership. Yearly, the department awards the Golda Meir Student Leadership Award.

Careers for Political Science Majors
  • Advocate
  • Attorney/Lawyer
  • Community Relations Director
  • Criminologist
  • Government Official
  • Judge
  • Para legal
  • Political Representative
  • University Professor

Learn more about Political Science career options with MSU Denver's Career Services

Study Abroad in Argentina Maymester 2016

PSC316S: Dictatorship to Democracy in Argentina | May 18-19, 2016 | 3 credit hours

Buenos AiresThis course covers the roots of authoritarianism in Argentina, with a particular focus on the military government that ruled from 1975 through 1983. Contact Dr. Amy Erkert (303-556-3156) for more information.

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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.