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Political Science at MSU Denver

Almost everything about modern life – the laws we observe, the customs we follow, even the infrastructure we rely on – is driven by politics

As essential as it is in our lives, so few understand the intricacies of the political system. The lines between the executive and legislative branches, state and federal policies, and the world’s political systems have become increasingly blurred. Those who learn the rules are the ones who make the greatest long-term impact, and that’s what we'll teach you to do. As a Political Science student at MSU Denver, you will not only bridge those gaps, you’ll also be well-versed in the complexities of global affairs, armed with the analytical and communication skills required for a wide variety of career paths. 

Political Science examines government, public policy and the political behavior of individuals and groups of all communities throughout the world. While studying global and domestic politics, we’ll also help you develop into a confident public speaker and critical thinker. You can also expand your educational opportunities in the department-sponsored Model U.N., travel abroad programs, internship support and preparation for law school and graduate school for our majors and minors. The department hosts several noteworthy lecturers who regularly visit campus and has offered faculty and student exchange programs in Scotland, Hungary, Morocco and Turkey. 

MSU Denver Political Science graduates represent us well in the public and private sectors. Our alumni have also continued their education at prestigious post-graduate and law schools throughout the country. Whichever road you choose to run, we’ll guide you along the way with a fulfilling education.

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“Our faculty of award winning teacher-scholars are committed to exposing students to the theoretical approaches, substantive knowledge and applied skills that set them on the path to success, whether that be in public service, the private sector or law and graduate school. And our exceptional students really bring out the best in each of us.”

Robert Preuhs, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair of Political Science

Career Prospects

Earning a BA in political science from MSU Denver prepares students for further graduate studies or for careers in public and private sectors including state, local and federal governments and their agencies; public policy; law; business; journalism; foreign service and international organizations; and secondary and college education.

Political Science Program Options

   Political Science Association

Helena Erbe Interned at the State Capitol



Learn About Political Science

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Hours: M-F 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


Auraria Campus
King Center
Room - 498

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