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. See Minor in Political Science Requirements
To earn a minor in Global Public Health, the student must complete PSCI 227, Issues in Global Public Health, with a grade of C- or higher and must complete 3 core courses, two of which can be PSCI 431, Politics of Global Migration, and PSCI 463, Development Administration, with a grade of C- or higher.
To earn a minor in International Development Studies, the student must complete 3 core courses, two of which can be PSCI 431, Politics of Global Migration, and PSCI 463, Development Administration, with a grade of C- or higher.
To earn a minor in Nonprofit Administration, the student must complete 21 credits , including 18 course credits and a 3-credit, 300-hour internship. The two core required classes are PSCI classes, the rest come from several different disciplines and departments. Visit UM's course catalog for more information. This is a stand-alone minor; a student from any major can minor in nonprofit administration.
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.