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Minor in Political Science

The minor in political science is designed to provide a broad knowledge of institutions, processes, and theories of politics in the U.S. and international context. Students interested in this minor should arrange a conference with the coordinator of the political science program, then submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study.

Prerequisite: A minimum 2.0 (C) GPA

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Political Science
Five courses, to include:

  1. POL 1570/Introduction to U.S. Politics or
    POL 2360/Politics in American Democracy
  2. Plus four political science electives in the following two areas (two courses in each area):
    1. United States politics and law
    2. Comparative politics and international relations

Related Minors:
Environmental Studies
Gender Studies
Latin American Studies

Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:

Effective Spring 2016:

Updated Nov. 5, 2015

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