Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

The department of Political Science at UCCS offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Minor in Political Science. A Pre-Law Minor may be earned through the UCCS Center for Legal Studies.

Contact: Dr. James Null

Political Science Department Chair

Telephone: 719-255-4009


Contact for Pre-Law: Dr. Raphael Sassower

Director of Center for Legal Studies

Telephone: 719-255-4090


Program Purpose

The goal of the Political Science undergraduate program is to provide students with the finest liberal arts undergraduate experience in both theory and practice that resources allow.

The department fosters an environment of learning that leads to critically seeking a better understanding of politics both past and present. Further, students should be able to better understand the world they live in and make sound contributions to their community.

Program Requirements

The Political Science curriculum offers four separate tracks:

  • American Politics / Public Law
  • General Political Science Major
  • Global Politics
  • Public Administration

Students will select a course of study, or track, all of which are designed to prepare students for professional careers in the public or private sector, or graduate or professional study.

To earn a BA in Political Science, completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours in the discipline, of which 21 must be upper division, is required. At least 30 of the hours must earn a grade of C or higher. Each track has its own core requirements, as well as elective courses from which to choose. Not all courses are offered each semester.

Political Science BA track requirements and course descriptions

Political Science minor

Pre-Law minor


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