The minor in Political Science consists of a total of 15 hours. The minor is divided into two fields from which one takes at least 6 hours each:
Two courses focused on Political Theory and Research Methods are required. These can be courses in political philosophy, formal political theory, or research methodology.
Two courses from those focused on American Studies, including classes on American politics and government as well as law & courts, are also needed.
The final class may come from any POLS course at the 2000 level or higher or INTL or PADP courses at the 3000 level or higher. SPIA requires at least nine of the 15 hours be completed in residence.
For a complete list of courses and how they apply, please see the latest version of the online Bulletin.