Learn from the best.
Hone your academic and career skills with our award-winning faculty mentors in a variety of political science subdisciplines including:
- human rights
- legal studies
- gender politics
- race and ethnic politics
- European studies
- indigenous politics
- urban politics
We also partner with the Department of International Studies to offer the International Studies major, which is rich in political science coursework. The program is designed to offer students a thorough education in international issues preparing them for international careers.
What's different about Political Science at CU Denver?
We structure our Bachelor of Arts in Political Science to include an optional public policy track. Both tracks provide the opportunity to explore historical, quantitative, experimental, ethnographic, psychological and creative methodologies.
Research and teaching in the department center on the major fields of:
- American Politics
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Political Theory
- Public Policy
Find your next Poli Sci class!
Go to the searchable CU Denver course database
- Select "CU Denver" for Institution
- Enter the semester and year in which you'd like to search for a class
- Select "Denver Campus"
Online courses are listed under Denver Campus; New Directions courses are listed under "Extended Studies."
- Enter "PSCI" in the Subject field
- Hit search
Happy class hunting!
Job Opportunities in Political Science!
PSCI periodically has Research Assistant, Student Assistant and Student Journal Editor positions available. Be sure to check your student email for job application information! If interested, please contact Angie Schmitt at Angela.Schmitt@ucdenver.edu for more information.
We offer undergraduate-level:
- Classes in Political Science
- Professional Certificates
- Political Science Minor + Bachelor of Arts Degree
- Political Science Major + Bachelor of Arts Degree
- The "4 + 1" Dual BA/MA Degree Plan
Political Science Department Undergraduate Advisor:
**Please Note: Political Science undergraduate students must meet with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) advising to declare their major or minor.
All declared CLAS majors have 2 advisors guide them through their education:
- Faculty advisor - Karen Breslin for Political Science - works with students on their academic major and/or minor requirements within the department
- A CLAS Academic Advisor - handles general educational issues and advise on core and CLAS requirements
Our Graduate-Level Learning Goals & Objectives
In their introductory classes, and continuing at successively higher levels across their departmental studies, Political Science students will consistently improve their: