Political Science Minor
Kenneth E. Gilmore, Department of Political Science
The minor in political science is not available to political science majors.
The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (4 courses). It is expected that students will plan their course of study with an advisor in the department. Students are encouraged to select minors related to their special interests or career plans after graduation. It is highly recommended that at least two of these courses be at the 300 level or above to ensure depth. Independent study and internship credits may not apply to the minor in political science.
- Two courses from: 8 credits
- PSCI 101 The American Political System
- PSCI 103 International Relations
- PSCI 105 Comparative Politics
- PSCI 106 Classics of Political Thought
- PSCI 230 Politics of Problem Solving
- Two PSCI courses at the 300 level or above – 8 credits
Total credit hours required for Political Science Minor – 16 credits
In addition, students are required to write a reflective paper bringing together their diverse experiences in the minor. This reflective paper must be submitted to the Department of Political Science during the semester in which a student completes her or his final course for the minor. Department faculty will grade the reflective paper pass/fail and a pass is necessary for successful completion of the minor.