Political Science Minor

Through your coursework, you'll learn about systems of politics and government, including concepts; theories; policies; and the role of government at local, state, and national levels in domestic and foreign settings.

Choose Your Classes

15 credits from any classes in GVPT

Recommended First Class(es)

We recommend you take these classes first if you have not already applied the class or classes toward other degree requirements.

Introduction to Political Science (3 Credits, GVPT 100), Introduction to Political Theory (3 Credits, GVPT 101), or American Government (3 Credits, GVPT 170)

Other Requirements

  • Classes that are applied toward general education or major degree requirements cannot be applied toward the minor (except for the mathematical sciences minor)
  • At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level classes numbered 300 or above (except for the mathematical sciences minor)
  • You cannot pursue a major and minor in the same area
  • You cannot earn more than one minor
  • At least half the credits earned within the minor must be upper level (unless otherwise specified) and must be earned through UMUC
  • No grade can be lower than C
  • See course descriptions for prerequisites

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