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

(28 credits)

  • POLI / AMER 130 US Politics and Government
  • POLI / INTL 150 Introduction to International Studies 
  • POLI 200 Research Methodology and Techniques
  • Four additional POLI courses at or above the 200-level 

International Politics Minor

(24 credits)

  • POLI / INTL 150 Introduction to International Studies
  • POLI 200 Research Methodology and Techniques
    Four of the following comparative politics/international relations courses:
    • POLI 350 International Relations
    • POLI 353 United States Foreign Policy
    • POLI 355 International Organizations
    • POLI 362 Globalization and the Developing World in the 21st Century
    • POLI 365 European Politics
    • POLI 368 Latin American Politics through Film, Art, Poetry and Music
    • POLI 389/489 Special Topics Courses 

    United States Politics Minor

    (24 credits)

    • POLI / AMER 130 US Politics and Government
    • POLI 200 Research Methodology and Techniques
    Four of the following United States politics and/or public policy/administration courses:
    • POLI 231 State and Local Politics
    • POLI 232 American Political Polarization
    • POLI 237 Courts and Justice in the U.S.
    • POLI 317 American Political Thought
    • POLI 332 Parties and Elections
    • POLI 329 Political Communications
    • 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 345 Congress and the Presidency
    • POLI 346 Policy Analysis
    • POLI 348 Environmental Politics
    • POLI 353 United States Foreign Policy