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Political Science

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POLSC 480 is an upper-level course developed for political science undergraduate majors and minors. The program is primarily designed for students planning to enter the field of government legislation, education, law, and advanced graduate school. 

Unique opportunities exist for on-campus programming as well as off-site research and internships. These include:

Legislative internship: The application period for this internship runs from early September to early October. Students who are selected for the program are placed with an elected representative or senator in the State Assembly to intern through the legislative session, which coincides with the Spring semester at CSU-Pueblo. The POLSC 480 manual has information about expectations and assignments; it also has evaluation forms to be completed at midterm and the end of the semester.

Other Internships: Students who do internships and enroll in POLSC 480 for university credit should familiarize themselves with the POLSC 480 manual, which includes information about expectations and assignments; it also has evaluation forms to be completed at midterm and the end of the semester.

Students who are selected for the program must also fill out the Unpaid Internship Application and submit to the Political Science Coordinator. 

Eligibility Requirements

Students interested in field experience placement must have met ALL of the following requirement:

  • Students must be juniors or seniors who have completed their required prerequisite courses.
  • Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0. 

The relevant course is POLSC 480 Field Practicum. Students can enroll for different numbers of credit hours, usually 3, 6, 9, or 12.

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

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CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

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