Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science Minor (A)

The Political Science minor builds a foundation for students to understand American politics, law, and international relations.  With upper-level courses, students augment that base by choosing among a variety of topics of interest to them or areas of relevance to their future profession.  The minor complements many majors on campus by providing skills to analyze the role of politics and policy in public life.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the A area of the REAL Curriculum. Through the “A” learning outcome for cultural or behavioral analysis, the Political Science minor allows students to study and critically assess political behavior and political institutions in and beyond the United States, and the interactions between these behaviors and institutions that form the nexus of politics. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R, E and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Political Science minor includes 0-3 credits of writing intensive courses.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Political Science minor includes 9 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Total Credit Hours for Minor 15