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Minors Offered by the Department of Political Science

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The department of Political Science offers three minors, in American Politics, Political Theory, and in World Politics. Each course of study consists of 18 hours (one introductory-level course and five upper-level courses) as detailed below.

Minor in American Politics

Courses Hours Required

PSCI 1100 or 1150

 3 hours
Plus any five of the following:

PSCI 2222, 2243, 2245, 2251, 2255, 2256, 2259, 2262, 2265, 2266, 2267, 3241, 3244, 3247, 3249, 3250, 3252, 3253, 3254, 3260, 3893, 3897

 15 hours

Minor in Political Theory

Courses Hours Required

Political Science 1103 

 3 hours
Plus any five of the following: 

PSCI 2202, 2203, 2205, 2207, 2207W, 2208, 2209, 2263, 3253, 3258, 3264W, 3271, 3272W, 3896, 4257

 15 hours

Minor in World Politics

A student may stress comparative politics or international politics, or may mix the two in this minor.

Courses Hours Required

Political Science 1101 or 1102

 3 hours

Plus any five of the following:
PSCI 2210, 2213, 2215, 2216, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2223, 2225, 2226, 2230, 2236, 2237, 2273, 2274, 3211, 3217, 3228, 3229, 3235, 3272W, 3275, 3894, 3895, 3897, 4238, 4277

 15 hours



To declare your minor in Political Science

You will obtain two minor declaration forms online, or in person at the Political Science Department office, Commons 355. You will declare which of the three areas you will be minoring in. Once the Director of Undergraduate Studies has signed both your Minor Declaration forms, leave one in Commons Center 355, and take the other to the A&S Academic Services office in Kirkland 311. If you have questions about this process or anything else related to declaring your major/minor, please do not hesitate to ask.

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies            Carrie Russell, Commons Center 359
  • Chair of the Department                               David Lewis, Commons Center 333
  • Undergraduate Coordinator                        Tina Bembry, Commons Center 355
  • All of the above can be reached at             (615) 322-6222

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