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Political Science Minor

Theory and Action

Minor in Political Science - 18 Credit Hours

The Political Science Minor provides a dynamic course of study that can enhance student preparation for employment in fields of law and law enforcement, business, sociology, and public service. This minor explores the relationship between politics in theory and politics in action. Students have the opportunity (not required) to practice what is learned through participation in a variety of campus activities, committees, and organizations. This minor is offered as a cooperative learning experience from both the Division of Behavioral Science and Human Services and the Department of History.

Required Coursework and Electives

The student must complete the following:

Required Courses – 6 hours

  • POLI100 Introduction to Political Science – 3 credit hours 
  • POLI310 U.S. Constitution and Government – 3 credit hours

Electives – 12 hours (choose from the following)

  • HIST105 World Civilization I – 3 credit hours ORHIST106 World Civilization II – 3 credit hours 
  • POLI200 Public Policy – 3 credit hours 
  • POLI320 Political History – 3 credit hours 
  • REPH320 American Philosophical Heritage – 3 credit hours ORREPH102 World Religions – 3 credit hours 
  • SOCI200 Global Demography – 3 credit hours 
  • SOCI400A Studies in World Criminal Justice: Terrorism – 3 credit hours OR SOCI400B Studies in World Criminal Justice: Comparative Justice Systems – 3 credit hours