Political Science Minor Requirements

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NOTE: Students may now declare minors using the CLAS Online Program Change website.

Students must begin preparation by taking at least one introductory 1000-level course selected from among POLS 1002; 1202; 1207; 1402; or 1602. At least one additional 1000-level course is recommended (It is advisable to build upon this foundation when selecting 2000-level courses). Students must complete at least 15 credits of course work at the 2000s level (or higher, with consent of instructor and minor advisor). Political Science 3991 and 3999 may not be counted toward the minor. POLS 2998 and 3995 may be counted towards the minor only with consent of the advisor. A W or Q course may be substituted for the same numbered course. View the POLS 2998 Substitution list for the six disciplinary subdivisions.

Courses must be selected from at least three of the six disciplinary subdivisions.

Cross-listed courses may count only once toward this distribution requirement:

  1. Theory and Methodology: 2072Q, 3002, 3012, 3017, 3022W, 3032, 3042, 3062, 3072, 3082, 3672
  2. Comparative Politics: 2222, 3202, 3205, 3206, 3208, 3212, 3214W, 3216, 3228, 3235, 3237, 3239, 3245, 3252, 3255, 3256
  3. International Relations: 3402, 3406, 3410, 3412, 3414, 3418, 3422, 3429, 3432, 3437, 3438W, 3442, 3447, 3457, 3462, 3464, 3472, 3476
  4. American Politics: 2607, 2622, 3602, 3604, 3612, 3613, 3615, 3617, 3622, 3625, 3627, 3632, 3642, 3647, 3652, 3662, 3667, 3850
  5. Public Administration, Policy and Law: 3802, 3807, 3812, 3817, 3822, 3827, 3832, 3834, 3837, 3842, 3847, 3852, 3857
  6. Race, Gender, and Ethnic Politics: 3082, 3210, 3216, 3218, 3252, 3418, 3464, 3632, 3642, 3647, 3652, 3662, 3667, 3672, 3807, 3834, 3837

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