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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Politics Minor

The program in American politics is designed for students in any major who are interested in careers in government and politics that do not fall within the traditional rubric of public administration. In particular, the program will provide a strong foundation for students interested in careers as legislative aides, lobbyists, party and campaign professionals, political affairs specialists and analysts for such agencies as the Congressional Research Service. The program also provides a solid background for graduate study in American politics.

Students electing to pursue this 18-credit minor must complete one required course (3 credits): POLI 100–American Government and Politics. They must also complete five elective courses (15 credits) from a list of courses in American politics approved by the Political Science Department. At least one of the five elective courses must be a 400-level course.

Students majoring in Political Science may count no more than 3 courses  from the POLI major toward this minor


Required Courses (3 credits)

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Five elective courses in American politics, at least one of which must be a 400-llevel course:


No grade lower than a “C” in any course may count toward any minor.


Total: 18 Credits