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Political Science Minor

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Leverage your degree with a minor in political science with skills that link theory with real-world issues around today’s political landscape.

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The minor in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students exposure to skills and knowledge that help them participate effectively as citizens in a democratic political system and flourish in the rapidly developing globalization of the world's political institutions, cultures and economies. The minor aims to provide students with an introduction to the tools and skills necessary to make connections linking theory with real-world problems and issues.

Career opportunities for students with experience in political science include the judiciary branch of government, local and national newspapers, local, state and national government and nonprofit organizations and multinational corporations. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.

Requirements

A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.

Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.