Public Law 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 

Select five of the following:15
Foundations of Law: an Introduction to Legal Studies
Law, Politics and Society
Judicial Politics
Gender and the Law
Constitutional Law
Civil Liberties
Labor Law
The Supreme Court
Special Readings (when appropriate) 1
Public Affairs Internship 1
International Law
Total Hours15

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Explain key topics concerning public law.

  • Describe the evolution of legal principles to used to determine the liberties and rights of individuals and groups.
  • Locate, apply, and clearly communicate information relative to aspects of judicial system, including statutes, court decisions, and constitutional provisions.