Political Science, Minor

Studying politics offers a way to understand and engage in some of the most critical issues of our times. Our country’s political processes are deeply divided, and our institutions suffer from partisanship and gridlock. Too often substitute hyperbole substitutes for informed discussion. Our economy continues to struggle to respond to the challenges of globalization and to distribute economic gains across American society.

Meanwhile newly rising economies give other countries increasing power, and we face threats ranging from global environmental problems to terrorism. The Political Science department offers courses that engage these and other timely issues, while enhancing our students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The political science minor requires 18 credit hours of courses. Students take courses that cover areas of the study of the politics such as American politics, comparative politics, global politics and political philosophy.