Political Science Minor

Requirements: (18 credits)


A minimum of 6 credits must be satisfied with courses at the 200 level or higher.

Some of the courses have prerequisites so students should plan accordingly and consult the Search for Schedules option on WebAdvisor to view course offerings and prerequisites.

Select two

  • PSC101 Comparative Politics (3)
  • PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3)
  • PSC121 International Relations (3)
  • PSC125 Introduction to Public Policy (3)

Select 12 credits from at least two of the areas below and the courses indicated.


  • PSC101 Comparative Politics (3)---if not already taken
  • PSC121 International Relations (3)---if not already taken
  • PSC210 The Politics of Globalization (3)
  • PSC213 Sustainability and Third World Development (3)
  • PSC221 Political Economy of East Asia (3)
  • PSC225 Politics of China (3)
  • PSC231 Global Governance (3)
  • PSC232 International Political Economy (3)
  • PSC238 Dictatorship and Democracy in World Politics (3)
  • PSC315 Politics of Western Europe (3)
  • PSC326 Politics of East Asia (3)
  • PSC327 Politics of South Asia (3)
  • One of the following may be taken if PSC101 was completed:
    • HST223 U.S. Foreign Policy: World War II to the Present (3)
    • HST230 Problems of the Third World (3)
    • HST308 Modern Latin America (3)
    • HST317 The Middle East (3)
    • HST319 20th Century Russia and Eastern Europe (3)

American Politics

  • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3)
  • PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3) --- if not already taken
  • PSC114 State and Local Government (3)
  • PSC217 American Political Parties and Pressure Groups (3)
  • PSC224 American Political Campaigns and Elections (3)
  • PSC311 Seminar in Legislative Politics (3)
  • PSC415 Seminar on the Presidency (3)


  • PSC125 Introduction to Public Policy (3)
  • PSC211 Environmental and Energy Policies I (3)
  • PSC215 Issues in Public Policy (3)
  • PSC219 Politics, Planning and Land Use (3)
  • PSC320 Gender and Policy in the U.S. (3)
  • PSC350 Political Argumentation and Debate (3)

Public Law

  • PSC117 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
  • PSC223 Political and Civil Rights in the U.S. (3)
  • PSC230 U.S. Judicial Process (3)
  • PSC305 American Constitutional Law (3)

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