Welcome to Political Science at CU
Welcome to the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. We are proud to be among the best political science departments in the country. Our faculty are active researchers whose publications have appeared in the most prestigious outlets in the profession. The faculty is also highly devoted to graduate training and undergraduate education and can boast of numerous teaching awards. We offer research and teaching in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methods, Policy, and Political Theory. We pride ourselves in the diversity and rigor with which our faculty and students ask questions that challenge all of us to think more clearly about politics, government, and citizenship. Our graduates are found at the highest levels of government, in politics and law, and across the business world.
You can use this website to explore in more detail the interests and activities of the faculty and students in the department. Prospective undergraduate and graduate students will find useful information about application and enrollment, and current students can find catalogs and lists of courses offered.
Our Mission: To understand the political world and to equip our students and community with the skills for a lifetime of inquiry and engagement.
The Ketchum Building is under renovation in 2015 and the Political Science Department offices have temporarily relocated to several buildings. The main office is in Fleming Building room 208-209. Faculty offices locations can be found on individual faculty pages under the Faculty/Staff tab.
The Department of Political Science spring 2015 graduation program is scheduled for Friday, May 8th at 7:00 pm in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center. The reception follows at 8:00-8:15 pm depending on the length of the program. Students should plan to arrive in full regalia by 6:45 pm, 15 minutes prior to the processional/start of the program.