Bachelor of Arts
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Politics & Government students are exposed to different and often conflicting points of view on a variety of important political ideas (e.g., democracy, freedom, equality, development and power). Studying how different individuals have looked at these ideas, as well as how such ideas have been practiced in the contexts of real institutions and political controversies, enlarges the mind, develops the tools necessary for effective citizenship and serves to cultivate critical reasoning. Students rethink their assumptions about the world and their place in it, while learning skills to influence issues that matter to them.
In addition to the standard major, the Politics & Government program offers four emphases: Pre-Law, Global Studies, Secondary Licensure and Environmental Management. The Pre-Law Emphasis prepares students for law school and gives them access to law school advising. The Global Studies Emphasis is designed to encourage student engagement with and knowledge of foreign policy, human rights, social movements, political economy, world politics and international organizations. The Secondary Licensure Emphasis qualifies students for State of Colorado Licensure in Social Science Education. The Environmental Management Emphasis is for students who intend to enroll in the Master in Environmental Management 3+2 program.
A degree in politics can lead to many careers, including:
- Data Science
- Local Government
- National Security
- Peace Corps
- Public Relations
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