Political Science Minor

Political science is the study of human behavior as it relates to government and politics.  Political science is well suited for those wanting to pursue future careers in law, government and education.  The minor is intended to develop and enhance relevant knowledge, understanding and skills that are critical to professional and civic life.  Courses in political science frequently focus on leadership issues and students are encouraged to complement their education through the internship program.

Political Science minor requirements

 POL 153  U.S. Government  3
 POL 253  State and Local Government  3
 POL 354  World Politics  3
   Electives* (selected in consultation with the chair of the
leadership and public service or political science department
 9
   TOTAL 18
     

*Electives

 POL 351  American Foreign Policy  3
 POL 352  Political Thought  3
 POL 353  Congress and the Presidency  3
 POL 450  Internships  1-16
 POL 460  Independent Study  3
 SOC 312  Methods of Social Research  3

Possible electives may also include PSL courses.

For a list of the course descriptions, visit the Academic Course Catalog.

Career InformationStudents are encouraged to explore information regarding careers in political science provided by the American Political Science Association.

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