Mar 05, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science - Public Policy Option, BA

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This option was designed for students who specifically desire to pursue careers in public policy and/or public administration in the public or nonprofit sectors. This BA track emphasizes the specifically political aspects of public policy processes, settings and is grounded in basic political science theory and familiarity with American, Comparative and International politics. Courses will emphasize key policy issues confronting U.S. local, state and national decision makers and citizens. A focus on politics and the policy-making process will prepare students conceptually and methodologically to move beyond partisan politics to address how leaders can best mobilize resources to achieve constituent goals consistent with the public interest.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

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 General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Must complete a minimum of 36 credits in PSCI coursework.
  2. 21 credits must be upper-division level.
  3. 15 credits must be taken in residence from CU Denver faculty.
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.0 or better is required for all PSCI courses taken at CU Denver.
  5. A minimum grade of C- is required for all PSCI courses applied toward the major.

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