Political science is the study of how people come together to use collective power to pursue the common good. The Political Science Department offers an undergraduate degree with two different tracks, a minor, and two undergraduate/graduate certificates. The department also offers two master's degree options as well as a combined B.A./M.A. five-year program. The University of Colorado Denver Political Science Department prepares students for informed and creative activism by providing them an opportunity to develop analytical skills. Many of the department's graduates go on to lead in their communities as organizers, attorneys or public servants in regional, state or federal government. The department offers a Master of Arts in political science with an emphasis on building academic and practical skills in key areas of the discipline. The Center for New Directions offers an M.A. program focused on public leadership, community labor organizing, and social economy innovations, in collaboration with community and labor organizations and local government jurisdictions across Colorado.