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Political Science Minor (Civic Engagement)

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Meet the Faculty

Do you want to be a change maker, to make a difference in the world around you? The political science major prepares you for a lifetime of challenges, from our backyard in Florida to the far corners of the globe. In the classroom, as well as through travel abroad, internships, field studies, and collaborative research projects, you not only learn about how the world really works. You also gain invaluable problem-solving skills for successful lives and careers – skills that include data analysis, critical thinking in the context of conflicting values, and deliberative decision-making, not to mention oral as well as written communication. From careers in business and law to government and politics to the non-profit sector and media, our majors are change makers. They make a difference.

Political Science offers three minors: one general minor in Political Science and two specialized minors in Political Science: Law and Policy or Political Science: Civic Engagement. Each minor requires six courses, and students may transfer up to two POL courses from another institution into the minor with prior approval of the department chair.

Minor Requirements

This minor requires six (6) courses, three (3) of which must be at the 300-400 level, and one (1) of which may be an approved four-credit POL 397 internship/practicum. At least one (1) of the six (6) courses must have a Community Engagement (CE) component with a related service assignment.

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