Political Science Minor

The political science minor is most commonly paired with the major programs of criminology, communication, business, philosophy or economics. If you would like to develop a greater understanding of political science, then this minor is for you. With a political science minor you can choose courses in American government and politics, international politics, comparative politics, public administration, political theory and public law.

Students who minor in political science work in a variety of careers including local and state government, law, campaigns, business, non-profit, international relations, journalism and education.

Minor requirements

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. Complete courses from at least three of the following six political science fields to bring total to a minimum of 18 hours:

    1. American Government and Politics: PLS 316(3), 317(3), 319(3), 399(3), 413(3), 414(3)

    2. International Politics: PLS 232(3), 301(3), 437(3), 535(3), 546(3), 547(3)
    3. Comparative Politics: PLS 205(3), 338(3), 343(3), 544(3), 545(3), 547(3), 548(3), 550(3)

    4. Public Administration: PLS 102(3), 255(3), 315(3), 351(3), 355(3), 498(3), 555(3), 573(3)

    5. Political Theory: PLS 330(3) or PHI 330(3), PLS 561(3), 563(3), 565(3), 567(3)

    6. Public Law: PLS 419(3), 515(3), 517(3), 518(3)

      Note: PLS 169 and 576 will count as minor electives.