Welcome to Political Science at CU


CU’s Model UN Team wins a record 6 awards!

Faculty and students share drink with Sen. Lindsey Graham on CNN’s “Politics on tap”.

Prof. David Brown Talks to Poli Sci Majors at the GOP Debate Watch Party

Carl Quintanilla, CU PSCI Alum, addresses PSCI 1101 before GOP debates.

Carl Quintanilla, CNBC anchor and CU Political Science Graduate, visits PSCI 1101 before the GOP debates.

Fall at CU Boulder

Fall at CU Boulder

PSCI Honors Society participates in CU Student Involvement Fair

Professor Moonhawk Kim at Departmental Retreat (Chautauqua)

Departmental Retreat at Chautauqua

Congratulations to Megan Shannon for her recently published paper in the APSR.

Ketchum Hall, exterior view of Teaching Assistant Offices.

Congratulations to Andy Baker for his recently published paper in the APSR.

Ketchum Hall, Home of Political Science

Ketchum Hall, Home of Political Science


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.

Important Announcement

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 and contat information can be found on individual faculty pages under the Faculty/Staff tab. The current plan is to move back into Ketchum before the start of spring 2016. We will keep you posted!