Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

Political Science (Minor)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop critical thinking skills by evaluating political developments individually, through research, and in course discussions.
  • Students will develop a general understanding of the theories of politics in one or more of the discipline’s four sub-fields: American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and/or Political Theory.

Program Information

  • No more than six (6) credits of lower-division political science courses may be counted toward the credit requirement for the minor.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education  requirements, as they are prerequisites for required major courses. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree.

Political Science Minor Curriculum Summary (18 Credits)

Required Courses (18 Credits)

  • 6 credits of lower-division or upper-division POLS courses (not including POLS 1100 )
  • 12 credits of upper-division POLS courses

Total Credits, Minor: 18

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