Minor in Political Science

Students may seek an academic major or minor in political science.

The political science minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing systematic study of politics and government. It exposes the student to the basic concepts, theories, policies, and the role of government at local, state, and national levels in domestic and foreign settings.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in political science requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in government and politics. All GVPT courses apply. It is recommended that students take GVPT 100, 101, or 170 as the first course in the minor (if they have not already applied the course toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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