Minor inPolitical Science

Minoring in Political Science involves the study of the systems people set up to organize their societies, from neighborhoods to nations.

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Political Science Curriculum Overview

Minoring in Political Science involves the study of the systems people set up to organize their societies, from neighborhoods to nations. You’ll learn to apply differing interpretations and viewpoints and to understand your world and community. How have systems of government evolved over time? What are the relationships between different governments and peoples? How are their interests and welfare connected? You’ll gain knowledge and critical thinking skills that are important to any business or organization as you take 24 credit hours toward a political science minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

You’ll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom by doing independent research, organizing activities with the College Democrats or College Republicans and perhaps even doing an internship at the State Capitol. Because we design our political science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant minor if you’re considering a career in politics, public policy, law or anything from journalism to teaching to museum management.

An academic minor normally consists of 20 to 24 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study prescribed by the faculty.

Career Potential

  • Advertising
  • Archives and Museums
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Travel Industry

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