Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Programs / Minors: Minor in Political Science

The Minor in Political Science

This is a minor in political science requiring one lower division political science course, one upper division course in American politics, policy, or legal system, and one upper division course in international affairs. In addition, students will complete 6 credit hours of elective upper division political science courses.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements - 3 Credit Hours

Select one of the following courses:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • POLS 2212
    State and Local Government
    3
  • POLS 2240
    Introduction to Comparative Politics
    3
  • POLS 2250
    Introduction to International Relations
    3
  • POLS 2260
    Current Political Issues
    3
  • POLS 2270
    Political Ideologies
    3
  • POLS 2280
    Research Methods
    3

Upper Division Requirements: American Politics, Policy, and Legal Studies - 3 Credit Hours

Select one of the following courses:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • POLS 3300
    U.S. Constitution and Courts
    3
  • POLS 3310
    Foundations of Public Policy
    3
  • POLS 3313
    Public Policy Analysis
    3
  • POLS 3315
    American Constitutional Law: Federalism
    3
  • POLS 3320
    Legal Research
    3
  • POLS 3328
    African American Politics
    3
  • POLS 3340
    Legal Analysis
    3
  • POLS 3343
    Principles of Public Administration
    3
  • POLS 3356
    U.S. Environmental Policy & Politics
    3
  • POLS 3360
    The United States Congress
    3
  • POLS 3370
    The United States Presidency
    3
  • POLS 3380
    Mass Media and Politics
    3
  • POLS 3385
    Campaigns and Elections
    3
  • POLS 3388
    Lobbying and Interest Groups
    3
  • POLS 3390
    Political Research On-Line
    3
  • POLS 3394
    Public Polling and Survey Techniques
    3
  • POLS 4200
    Homeland Security Administration
    3
  • POLS 4280
    Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis
    3
  • POLS 4402
    Political Parties
    3
  • POLS 4405
    Comparative Legal Systems
    3
  • POLS 4410
    American Legal System
    3
  • POLS 4411
    Criminal Law
    3
  • POLS 4412
    Urban Affairs and Problems
    3
  • POLS 4415
    Civil Liberties
    3
  • POLS 4416
    Law and Gender
    3
  • POLS 4420
    Judicial Process
    3
  • POLS 4423
    Great Political Thinkers
    3
  • POLS 4427
    American Political Thought
    3
  • POLS 4428
    Race, Gender, and the Politics of Difference
    3
  • POLS 4429
    Legal Theory & Philosophy
    3
  • POLS 4444
    Administrative Practices and Organization
    3
  • POLS 4446
    Governmental Budgeting
    3

Upper Division Requirements: International Affairs - 3 Credit Hours

Select one of the following courses:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • POLS 4430
    International Law and Organization
    3
  • POLS 4431
    Politics of International Terrorism
    3
  • POLS 4433
    European Union Politics
    3
  • POLS 4435
    Comparative Foreign Policy
    3
  • POLS 4436
    Politics of Developing Areas
    3
  • POLS 4437
    Global Security
    3
  • POLS 4438
    International Political Economy
    3
  • POLS 4439
    Political Economy of Post-communist Eurasia
    3
  • POLS 4449
    International Relations of Eurasia
    3
  • POLS 4450
    Canada & North America
    3
  • POLS 4451
    Politics and Government in Post-Communist Europe
    3
  • POLS 4452
    Politics of the Pacific Rim
    3
  • POLS 4453
    Latin America: Democracy and Development
    3
  • POLS 4454
    Politics of the Middle East
    3
  • POLS 4455
    International Relations of Africa
    3
  • POLS 4456
    International Environmental Policy
    3
  • POLS 4457
    South Asian Politics: A Comparative Perspective
    3

Electives - 6 Credit Hours

Complete any two 3000-4000 level POLS courses.


Program Total (15 Credit Hours)