Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Feb 03, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science (BA.POS)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors & Minors

Upon completion of the Political Science major, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The basic analytical concepts and theories of the discipline of Political Science.
  2. The institutions of American politics and government and how they function.
  3. American political culture and political behavior. 
  4. The political systems of other nations, including their political institutions, processes, culture, and behavior.
  5. Global politics, international institutions, and global issues.
  6. Political philosophies, theories, and ideologies and their significance to political life.
  7. The skills and methodologies appropriate for research in Political Science.

Required Courses:

All majors must complete a minimum of 48 credits: 39 credits in Political Science and 9 credits from related disciplines. The 39 credits in Political Science must include:

(Credits required for the major: 48 cr)

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Law Degree (CU/VLS 3+2)

This major participates in the 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, in which highly-focused students can earn a Bachelor's degree in just three years at CU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS. 

For details, see the Law Degree page .

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors & Minors