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Political Science is the study of how people come together to use collective power to pursue the common good. 

We can't escape the politics of our life, but we can choose to take an active or a passive role. If active, our politics may be informed and creative, or uninformed and habitual; we're proponents of the former.

The University of Colorado Denver Political Science Department prepares our students for informed and creative activism by providing them an opportunity to develop analytical skills. Our programs incorporate historical, quantitative, experimental, ethnographic, psychological, and creative methodologies to sensitize students to the essential questions of politics and life. 

Many of our graduates go on to lead in their communities as organizers, attorneys or public servants in regional, state or federal government.