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Choose our minor in political science, and you will graduate with a solid understanding of how government and political systems work. Depending on your career goals, this minor can benefit majors in business, criminal justice and criminology, geography, history, journalism, modern languages, natural resources and environmental management, sociology, and telecommunications.

What You Will Learn

You will learn about:

  • national, state, and local governments
  • public administration
  • public policy
  • international relations and comparative politics
  • early and modern Western political thought

Minor Requirements

A minor in political science consists of 21 credits.


A few of the classes you will take include:

  • POLS 130 American National Government
  • POLS 313 Modern Western Political Thought
  • POLS 350 Public Administration

For a complete list of all classes you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Computer Recommendations

Students entering the Department of Political Science will need to possess a personal computer. The College of Sciences and Humanities provides recommendations for the specifications student need to excel in their course work.

See Our Recommendations (PDF)

How to Enroll

If you would like to enroll in a minor in Political Science, please speak with your advisor.

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