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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Political Science

DU students attend the first Presidential Debate

Areas of Study


If you're a political science major, you must take at least one course in each of our four sub-fields. This ensures you're exposed to a broad range of political science concepts.


  • American Politics—Gain a better understanding of the American political process, the influence of constituents, and the tactics used by political players to gain and maintain support.
  • Comparative/International Politics—Explore the worldwide political impact of social, cultural and economic forces.
  • Law—Examine the powerful, historical relationship between legal and political systems.
  • Political Theory—Analyze political thought through a philosophical lens to understand how it's changed throughout history.