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A minor in political science consists of 18 credits, including:

Course Title Hours
POLI 103U.S. Government3
POLI/INTL 105International Relations3
Select at least three upper-level (300-400) credits in each of the following four main subfields of political science:12
Comparative politics
International relations
Political theory and methodology
U.S. government
Total Hours18

See a political science adviser for list of courses in each area. POLI 492POLI 493 and POLI 494 cannot be used to fulfill the 12 upper-level credits. Approved courses for each subfield correspond to the concentration elective list of the same listed within the major requirements.