Political Science Minor

Political Science Minor Course Requirements

18 credits

Required Core Course
POLS 1100American Government (AI)3
Complete two of the following courses (6 credits)
POLS 2100Introduction to International Relations (SS, GC)3
POLS 2200Intro to Comparative Politics (SS, GC)3
POLS 2300Intro to Political Theory3
POLS 2960Topics in Political Science: [Topic]3
Complete two of the following courses (6 credits)
POLS 3200Introduction to Law and Politics3
POLS 3320Introduction to Public Policy and Analysis3
POLS 3960Special Topics3
COMM 2700Voice and Civility in Public Discourse3
Complete one of the following courses (3 credits)
POLS 2900RPublic Policy and Government Internship3
POLS 3900Public Policy and Government Internship Preparation and Research3
POLS 3910Political Forum Series3

Completion Requirements

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.