Want to create and enact change on a local, national, or global level? This is where it all starts.
At a glance
The transformative effects of political action are seen virtually everywhere, which is why this major includes coursework in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and public policy and administration. During your time in the major, you’ll be strongly encouraged to complete internships and to study abroad, and required to add a second major or minor in another field to complement their political science training with additional skills and knowledge.
A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.
Environmental Politics and Policy
Develop the knowledge and skills to analyze the connections between politics and the natural world, and to pursue careers in environmental politics and policy.
Global Politics and Policy
Learn to analyze political relationships between countries and to pursue careers in international affairs. You will explore different systems of government, state-society relations, the ways that public and private actors interact through international institutions, the causes and responses to domestic and international conflict, and more.
U.S. Government, Law, and Public Policy
Learn about the political processes and the legal environment of all levels of American government, as well as the processes of policy making and the administrative apparatus used to implement public policy. Students will also be exposed to a variety of substantive policy issues including urban policy, energy policy, and environmental policy in the United States.
Some Career Options
Learn about the political processes and the legal environment of all levels of American government, as well as the processes of policy making and the administrative apparatus used to implement public policy. You will also be exposed to a variety of substantive policy issues including urban policy, energy policy, and environmental policy in the United States.
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For additional opportunities, please reach out to:
College of Liberal Arts recruiter at CLA_Recruitment@colostate.edu or (970) 821-5276 (Text friendly. Please include your/the student’s full name in the message.)