Political Science Minor

Requirements for Political Science Minors

A general minor in political science can be arranged, as well as specialized minors in eight different subfields of the discipline. Interested students should see a faculty adviser to plan a coherent program of study as a minor field.

Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA in the political science courses chosen to qualify for the minor. Students may count no more than 3 hours in political science taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis toward the minor. Students taking an internship POL SCI 3940 may count no more than three hours of the internship toward the minor.

Specific Requirements for the Minor

Fifteen hours, chosen from among all political science courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the characteristics and impact of political institutions and systems.
  • Analyze the actions of political actors and their motives.
  • Assess political issues, formulate evidence-based recommendations, and communicate them with clarity and coherence.