2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Minor

Political Science
100 Eggers Hall

Chair:  Brian Taylor

Political science is the study of politics, government, and their relationship with other aspects of society. Courses in political science enable students to use political theory and empirical analyses to make sense of their world, to interpret political phenomena in the United States and in other areas of the world, and to understand global politics. Political science students gain research, critical thinking, and writing skills that help prepare them for a variety of careers including law, public service, electoral politics, public policy, nonprofit advocacy, international relations, business journalism and communication, and academia.


Students are required to fulfill the requirements for the B.A. or minor in political science as stipulated in the course catalog for the academic year in which they declare their political science major or minor. Graduation with a B.A. or a minor in political science requires a 2.0 average in the upper-division coursework applied toward the major or minor.

Remaining Credits:

Of the remaining 15 credits, 12 are taken in courses numbered 300 or above. The remaining 3 credits may be taken at either the 100 or 200 level or in a course numbered 300 or above. PSC minors must take at least one course from the approved list of courses with international content (approved courses are designated with an asterisk [*], see list below). PSC courses with a grade of D may not be applied toward the minor requirements.


The courses regularly offered by the department for application toward the minor are listed below. Courses taken abroad may also count with the approval of the undergraduate advisor.


* Foreign or international content