2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Evren Celik Wiltse, Associate Professor of Political Science
School of American and Global Studies
West Hall Room 226, Box 510
605-688-5102

Program Information

The study of Political Science examines political processes, governments, and international relations. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science prepare our graduates for careers in government - at state, local and federal levels, private sector, advocacy organizations including political parties, and non-profit agencies. It is a flexible degree that offers multiple career tracks. Many of our students successfully pursue advanced degrees in law school and other graduate programs. Based on their personal preferences, students in this minor can concentrate more on courses related to American Politics and Legal Studies or International Relations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a minor in Political Science will be able to:

  • define concepts, theories, and methods of political science.
  • develop critical thinking skills by identifying multiple theories and perspectives, and recognizing the difference between strong and weak arguments based on evidence.
  • demonstrate research and writing skills by using methods appropriate for the political science discipline.
  • effectively navigate the library and online databases.

Course Delivery Format

The program provides courses online and face to face on campus and at various off-campus attendance centers.

Requirements for Political Science Minor: 18 Credits


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