Model United Nations

Practice your diplomatic skills with the Model United Nations:  Model UN students prepare for and travel to a conference each spring.  Many also take advantage of the overlap with Model UN preparation and our International Organizations course (PSC 3330). Visit the Model UN Website for more information and to contact the Model UN Advisor.

Applied Political Research Lab

Learn and apply your critical thinking and analysis skills with the Applied Political Research Lab (PSC 409D):  This 4000-level course offers students the opportunity to engage in real-world applied political research that impacts our state and community.  Here is one recent example of our students’ work:  Gender and Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Colorado’s Legislature.

Honors Program

Many of our students explore additional academic rigor and a build community within the Honors Program.  The Metropolitan State University of Denver Honors Program is a community of highly motivated and academically adventurous students and faculty members dedicated to working together to attain new levels of achievement.

The Golda Meir Center

The Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership provides programming and research opportunities for students.  From its speaker series to a growing research arm (often in conjunction with our Applied Political Research Lab), the Golda Center fosters an intellectually engaged community within the Department of Political Science.

The Department also hosts a variety of panels and lecture series, and special events, that provide both an intellectual experience beyond the halls of any particular classroom or campus, as well as social events to foster a strong sense of community.  From election watch parties to high profile academic speakers from the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for engaging in politics abound.  Keep your eye on your in-box for notices from the Chair, or check out announcements on the Department’s Facebook page.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Department has several scholarship opportunities available to its majors and minors.  Apply for all scholarships at the the Office of Financial Aid.

The Department is specifically affiliated with the following opportunities for Political Science Majors or associated Minors:

  • Political Science Outstanding Student Annual Scholarship which provides funding for one exceptional student majoring in Political Science who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement.
  • The Christopher Lee Anderson Scholarship is now open to Political Science majors as well as other majors.  The Scholarship celebrates Anderson’s zeal for presenting the unbiased truth while dealing compassionately with those involved in the story.
  • Milroy A. Alexander Scholarships supports students who have a declared minor in public administration & public affairs at MSU Denver. Applicants must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and must demonstrate financial need.