Politics affect virtually all aspects of our cultural, economic, religious and social lives, and almost all public decisions are made through collective political activity.

Political Science Minor Requirements

Political Science Minor

(seven courses)

  • POLI 130 / INTL 130 United States Politics and Government
  • POLI 150 / INTL 150 Introduction to International Studies or POLI 160 / INTL 160 Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • POLI 200 Research Methodology and Techniques

and one course from each of the following four areas


Political Thought

  • POLI 314 Classical and Medieval Political Thought 
  • POLI 316 Modern Political Thought 
  • POLI 317 American Political Thought 


United States Politics

  • POLI 231 State and Local Politics 
  • POLI 332 Political Parties and Elections 
  • POLI 335 Congress and Legislatures 
  • POLI 336 / INTL 336 Executive Leadership 
  • POLI 337 Judicial Process and Behavior 
  • POLI 341 Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers 
  • POLI 342 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights/ Liberties 
  • POLI 353 United States Foreign Policy


Comparative Politics/International Relations

  • POLI 350 International Relations 
  • POLI 353 United States Foreign Policy 
  • POLI 355 International Organizations 
  • POLI 362 North-South Relations in the Contemporary World 
  • POLI 365 European Politics 
  • POLI 368 Politics and Governments of Latin America 
  • POLI 450 The United Nations Seminar


Public Policy/Administration

  • POLI 338 Introduction to Public Administration 
  • POLI 343 Administrative Law & Politics 
  • POLI 346 Policy Analysis 
  • POLI 348 Environmental Politics


International Politics Minor

(six courses)

  • POLI 150 / INTL 150 Introduction to International Studies or POLI 160 / INTL 160 Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • POLI 200 Research Methodology and Techniques

and four courses from

  • POLI 350 International Relations 
  • POLI 353 United States Foreign Policy 
  • POLI 355 International Organizations 
  • POLI 362 North-South Relations in the Contemporary World 
  • POLI 365 European Politics 
  • POLI 368 Politics and Governments of Latin America 
  • POLI 450 The United Nations in World Politics


United States Politics Minor

(six courses)

  • POLI 130 / AMER 140 United States Politics and Government 
  • POLI 200 Research Methodology and Techniques

and four electives from the following

  • POLI 231 State and Local Politics 
  • POLI 317 American Political Thought 
  • POLI 332 Political Parties and Elections 
  • POLI 335 Congress and Legislatures 
  • POLI 336 Executive Leadership 
  • POLI 337 Judicial Process and Behavior 
  • POLI 338 Introduction to Public Administration 
  • POLI 341 Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers 
  • POLI 342 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights/Liberties 
  • POLI 343 Administrative Law & Politics 
  • POLI 346 Policy Analysis 
  • POLI 348 Environmental Politics 
  • POLI 353 United States Foreign Policy