Political Science Minor

A minimum of 18 credit hours in political science or international relations constitutes a minor.  There are four options for obtaining a minor in political science or international relations.

General Political Science Minor

The following courses are required for the general political science minor:

  • POLS 120 The Government of the United States
  • POLS 130 Comparative Politics

Students must then select an additional 12 hours from any of the courses offered in the department.

International Relations Minor

The following courses are required for the International Relations minor:

  • POLS 120 The Government of the United States
  • POLS 130 Comparative Politics
  • POLS 230 International Relations 

Students must then select at least two courses from the International Relations group and at least one course from the Comparative and Area Study group listed under the International Relations Major.

Legal Studies Minor

The following courses are required for the legal studies minor:

  • POLS 120 The Government of the United States
  • POLS 220 State and Local Politics in the United States

Students can then select 12 additional hours from the following:

  • POLS 140 The Field of Law
  • POLS 340 Constitutional Law I
  • POLS 341 Constitutional Law II
  • POLS 345 Problems in the Judicial Process
  • POLS 380 Problems in International Relations(International Law)
  • POLS 490 Seminar in Political Science when topics are appropriate

Public Policy and Public Administration Minor

Students are required to take the following for this minor:

  • POLS 120 The Government of the United States
  • POLS 360 Public Administration
  • POLS 361 Public Policy

For the remaining 9 credits students must select from the following courses:

  • POLS 220 State and Local Politics in the United States
  • POLS 270 Political Behavior
  • POLS 326 The Presidency
  • POLS 327 Congress
  • POLS 345 Problems in the Judicial Process
  • POLS 400 Comparative Public Policy
  • POLS 401 Gender and Public Policy in Global Perspective