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Political Science Minor (General)

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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 general minor requires six (6) courses, two (2) introductory courses, and three (3) upper-level courses, including one from at least two different subfields; and one additional course at any level.

Core courses serve as prerequisites to corresponding upper-level courses. For example, POL 160  or POL 161  must precede all upper-level courses in American politics. Winter intersession courses do not count towards the Political Science minor. Political Science subfields are American Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and International Politics. See the Political Science course catalogue for a full listing of options.

Upper-Level Courses (3)

Three (3) upper-level courses, including one from at least two different subfields.

Electives (1)

One (1) additional course at any level.

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