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Minor Requirements

Students may obtain a Minor in Political Science online or on-campus.  The curriculum requirements for a Minor in Political Science are the same for both online and on-campus students.   To earn a Minor in Political Science, students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours:

Core Courses (6 Hours)

Two of the following four courses:

PSC/LES 201 Introduction to the American Political System (3 Hrs.)

PSC 325 Introduction to Political Philosophy (3 Hrs.)

PSC 371 ECCE: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 Hrs.)

PSC 373 ECCE: Introduction to International Relations (3 Hrs.)

PSC Electives (9 Hours)*

*Courses must be selected at the 300 or 400 level.  Courses selected as part of the core course requirements for the Political Science Minor cannot be used as Political Science electives.

The Chair of the Political Science Department, Dr. Richard Gilman-Opalsky, serves as the advisor for all minors. Students should contact Dr. Gilman-Opalsky at for minor advising.

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