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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science Minor

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Program: Minor
Department of Political Science  
College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686

Declaring this Minor:

  • Declare this minor within the Department of Political Science  or through your major department
  • Students cannot declare a major and a minor in the same program

Program Requirements:

  • The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree program
  • At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 2000+ level or above
  • You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor
  • A minor is not awarded if requirements are not completed by the time your major degree is certified for graduation

To earn the minor in Political Science, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Required Courses: Credits 18

  • A total of 18 credits in POL courses
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be earned in POL 1000+ level courses
  • A minimum of 6 credits in POL courses must be at the 3000+ level or above (not including POL 39800 or 48200)
    • Neither POL 39800 (Internship in Urban Institutions) nor POL 48200 (Practicum) may count for more than 6 of the 18 credits
    • Together POL 39800  and POL 48200 may not count for more than 9 of the 18 credits

Total Credits: 18

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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