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A general minor in political science can be arranged, as well as specialized minors. Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA in the political science course chosen to qualify for the minor. Students may count no more than 3 hours in political science taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis toward the minor. Students taking an internship, PS 3940, may count no more than three hours of the internship toward the minor.

Minor in Political Science, General

All of the minors in Political Science Department require 15 credit hours.

Minor in American Politics

15 hours chosen from the following:
POL SCI 1100 Introduction to American Politics
Plus four additional courses chosen from the following:

POL SCI 1450 Introduction to Labor Studies
POL SCI 2280 Judicial Politics
POL SCI 2300 State Politics
POL SCI 2320 African Americans and the Political System
POL SCI 2350 Introduction to Urban Politics
POL SCI 2370 The Politics of Identity and Social Justice
POL SCI 2380 The Politics of Gender in United States
POL SCI 2420 Introduction to Public Policy
POL SCI 2650 American Political Thought
POL SCI 2820 United States Foreign Policy
POL SCI 3200 Constitutional Law
POL SCI 3260 The Supreme Court
POL SCI 3300 The American Presidency
POL SCI 3330 Public Opinion and Political Participation
POL SCI 3331 Congressional Politics
POL SCI 3340 Politics and the Media
POL SCI 3350 Political Parties and Elections
POL SCI 3390 Studies in American Politics
POL SCI 3900 Special Readings (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship (consent of faculty advisor)

Minor in International and Comparative Politics

Political Science 1500 Introduction to Comparative Politics or 1800 World Politics plus 12 hours chosen from the following:
POL SCI 2500 Comparing Different Worlds
POL SCI 2510 The Politics of European Union
POL SCI 2540 Political Systems of Mexico, Central America, & the Caribbean
POL SCI 2580 African Politics
POL SCI 2590 Globalization: Prospects and Problems
POL SCI 2800 21st Century International Relations
POL SCI 2820 United States Foreign Policy
POL SCI 2850 Gender, Power, and International Politics
POL SCI 3500 Politics of the Middle East: International and National Dynamics
POL SCI 3595 Studies in Comparative Politics
POL SCI 3800 Media, Flim, Literature, and International Politics
POL SCI 3830 International Political Economy
POL SCI 3850 International Organizations & Global Problem-Solving
POL SCI 3860 Studies in War and Peace
POL SCI 3880 Diaspora Politics, Transnational Remittances, and Global Citizenship
POL SCI 3890 Studies in International Relations
POL SCI 3900 Special Readings (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 4850 International Law

Minor in Public and Nonprofit Administration

15 hours chosen from the following:
POL SCI 2400 Public Administration
POL SCI 2420 Introduction to Public Policy
POL SCI 2430 Public and Nonprofit Organizational Behavior
POL SCI 3420 Public and Nonprofit Personnel Management
POL SCI 3440 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
POL SCI 3450 Urban Administration
POL SCI 3700 Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy
POL SCI 3710 Nonprofits, Civil Society and Volunteerism
POL SCI 3900 Special Readings (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship (consent of faculty advisor)

Minor in Public Law

15 hours from the following:
POL SCI 1200 Foundations of Law: An Intro to Legal Studies
POL SCI 2260 Law, Politics and Society
POL SCI 2280 Judicial Politics
POL SCI 2290 Gender and the Law
POL SCI 3200 Constitutional Law
POL SCI 3210 Civil Liberties
POL SCI 3220 Labor Law
POL SCI 3260 The Supreme Court
POL SCI 3900 Special Readings (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 4850 International Law

Minor in Public Policy

Political Science 2420 plus 12 hours from the following:
POL SCI 2300 State Politics
POL SCI 2350 Introduction to Urban Politics
POL SCI 2400 Public Administration
POL SCI 2430 Public and Nonprofit Organizational Behavior
POL SCI 3300 The American Presidency
POL SCI 3440 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
POL SCI 3450 Urban Administration
POL SCI 3460 The Politics of Poverty & Welfare
POL SCI 3480 Environmental Policy
POL SCI 3570 Gender, Ethnicity, & Public Policy
POL SCI 3900 Special Readings (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 4460 Urban Planning and Politics

Minor in Urban Politics

Political Science 2350 Introduction to Urban Politics plus 12 hours from the following:
POL SCI 2300 State Politics
POL SCI 2320 African-Americans and the Political System
POL SCI 3450 Urban Administration
POL SCI 3460 The Politics of Poverty and Welfare
POL SCI 3900 Special Readings (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship (consent of faculty advisor)

Minor in Gender and Politics

15 hours from the following:
POL SCI 2102 Introduction to Gender Studies
POL SCI 2290 Gender and the Law
POL SCI 2370 The Politics of Identity and Social Justice
POL SCI 2380 The Politics of Gender in the US
POL SCI 2850 Gender, Power, and International Politics
POL SCI 3460 The Politics of Poverty and Welfare
POL SCI 3570 Gender, Ethnicity, and Public Policy
POL SCI 3900 Special Readings (consent of faculty advisor)
POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship (consent of faculty advisor)

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