2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Political Science (PSCI) Minor

Required Minor Courses
PSCI 1014Introduction to United States Government and Politics3
PSCI 1024Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Political Theory
Political Theory
Political Theory
Subtotal
Elective Courses
Select nine credit hours of electives 1 9
Subtotal
Total Credits18
1

Limit on Repeatable Courses: No more than six credit hours in the following courses may contribute toward the 18 hours required by the minor: PSCI 4754 Internship Program, PSCI 4994 Undergraduate Research, and PSCI 4974 Independent Study.

PSCI 1034 Introduction to International Studies and Political Science: may not contribute toward the 18 credit hours required by the minor.

PSCI 3004 Professionalism and Careers in Political Science and International Studies: may not contribute toward the 18 credit hours required by the minor.

Minimum Hours Requirement: A minimum of 18 hours is required for the minor. A minimum of 6 credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 academic level.

GPA: A 2.0 GPA is required for the minor. All courses used to fulfill the requirements of the minor will be used to determine the minor GPA.

Please Note: Students with a major in International Studies may not obtain a minor in Political Science.

Regarding Double Majors and Minors: The Department of Political Science offers majors in:

  • Political Science
  • International Studies
  • International Relations
  • National Security and Foreign Affairs, and
  • International Public Policy

as well as minors in:

  • Political Science
  • International Studies
  • International Relations
  • National Security and Foreign Affairs, and
  • International Public Policy.

Courses for the majors and minors overlap significantly. Therefore, students may not pursue multiple majors and/or minors within the department.