Minor Options

Minor Options and Requirements

About a Minor in Political Science

Students in a variety of majors -- from natural sciences and forestry to public health, social work, business, journalism, and the humanities -- minor in political science to increase their understanding of policy options, debates, and processes in their areas of expertise.

To earn a minor in Political Science, the student must complete a minimum of 21 credits of political science, including 210S (PSC 100S), 220S (PSC 120S), 230X (PSC 130E), 250E (PSC 150E); and three additional 300-400-level courses in three of the five major fields of political science (American Government, Comparative Government, International Relations, Political Theory, and Public Administration). Nine of the 21 credits must be in 300-400-level courses.

Related Minors

Minors that require several PSCI courses include: 

Academic minors provide a good way for you to specialize in an area that may relate to your career goals. Minors relating to careers in political science include Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, International Development, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Nonprofit Administration, Russian Studies, and Women’s Studies.