Study Polarization in Politics as an Online Political Science Major

If you’re curious about causes and solutions to polarization in politics then become an online Political Science Major at MSU Denver where you will study America’s political system and processes, effective political action, nation-state behavior and comparative political systems and methods. Plus, you will have the chance to focus on either the politics of the United States or international/comparative politics, all while building critical perspectives, analytical proficiencies and communication skills that will help you understand and grapple with complex local, national and global affairs. Political Science Majors have the advantage of the following unique opportunities:

  • Benefit from small classes, extensive interaction with faculty dedicated to your success and the convenience of evening course options for online synchronous courses
  • Participate in a variety of special activities, including prelaw advising and an educational summer program in Washington, D.C.
  • Join MSU Denver student chapters of the National Political Science Honor Society (ΠΣΑ) and the Political Science Association
  • Get involved in Model United Nations and a variety of events, including lectures by leading academics and practitioners from around the world
  • Intern with various organizations that can serve as stepping stones to employment and jumpstart your professional career in political science

In-person and hybrid options are also available.

View Online Political Science Required Courses

Course options and availability differ each semester. Please work with an advisor to customize a degree plan for your situation.

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$1000 Renewable Annual Scholarship for New and Returning Students

If you are a new MSU Denver student or one who has been away from MSU for at least two semesters and interested in completing a fully online degree, this scholarship is for you.

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Access and affordability is our mission. 30% of our students pay no tuition/fees, 46% receive aid, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.


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Success Coaching for Online Majors

1:1 Success Coaching for MSU Denver Online Majors

In the Office of Online Learning, your dedicated Student Success Coach is here to support you. We focus on helping you develop essential skills in our 5 Success Coaching Zones:

  • Growth Roadmapping
  • Time Management & Organization
  • Online Learning Strategies & Study Skills
  • Network of Resources
  • Stress Management, Wellness, & Self-Care


Get Started in Your Study of Polarization in Politics as an Online Political Science Major