Minor in Political Science

Political science explores the concerns and issues that animate public life. Using both humanistic and scientific approaches, it studies how political communities attempt to reconcile the claims of justice, power, liberty, and authority. Drawing on history, law, economics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy, political science is a broadly based social science that shares the traditional aims of liberal arts education while attempting to come to grips with the major public issues of our time.

Our students focus on the study of politics while advancing their skills in writing, analytical thinking, and quantitative reasoning.

Required Courses

The minor in Political Science consists of six 4-credit courses in political science completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • two CAS PO 100-level courses of your choice
  • four CAS PO electives at the 200-level or higher. At least one of those four courses must be numbered CAS PO 501–599.