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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Politics Minor

Offered by Political Science .

Students in the World Politics Minor explore the politics of interstate relations and its interaction with the domestic political systems of different countries. Students are equipped with theories and methods to think critically and creatively about foreign policy, diplomacy, international organizations, international security, warfare, terrorism, international law, democratization, political economy, development, and other complex global problems of the day. The minor offers students a strong foundation for graduate study and careers in the U.S. State Department, the intelligence community, foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs, public and private international development agencies, consulting firms, and multinational corporations.

Students can also take advantage of active learning opportunities in the Model United Nations student club, as well as a variety of internship and research opportunities that can be valuable stepping stones to the types of careers noted above.

Minor Requirements

  • Minimum 21 credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the minor
  • Students pursuing the Political Science, B.A.  or another Political Science  minor may share a maximum of 3 courses between the programs

Course Requirements

Language Requirements (3-4)

Complete courses or proficiency through the 202 level or higher in one language other than the student’s native language.

Electives (12 credits)

Complete a minimum of 4 courses from the following, including a minimum of one course at the 400 level: