Political Science Minor

The minor in political science can be applied to a wide range of careers, making it a great addition for students pursuing fields such as pre-law, psychology, scientific research, statistics, business, public relations, communications, marketing and more. The minor provides a strong foundation of political science concepts and equips students with writing, analysis and critical thinking skills. Students gain exposure to a variety of perspectives and have the flexibility to choose classes to fit their specific academic and career goals. 

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Required Course
POLI 101Introduction to Global Politics3
or POLI 201 American National Government
Additional Electives
Select 15 hours of POLI courses numbered 300 and above15
Total Credit Hours18

Note: POLI 101 and POLI 201 may not fulfill both Carolina Core requirements and the minor requirement.  Students who apply POLI 101 or POLI 201 to the Carolina Core must take the course not applied to Carolina Core for the minor.  As an alternative, the student may choose to complete an additional elective from POLI courses numbered 300 and above. A student may earn a maximum of three (3) hours of minor credit for POLI 379 and/or POLI 399.