Politics and Government Minor

Politics and Government Minor

This 18-credit Politics and Government minor allows students to develop research, writing and analytical skills in the many related fields in the study of politics, such as American Government, Public Policy and Administration, Comparative Politics or International Relations. 

Because the policy making process and the processes of globalization affect us in virtually all areas of our lives, the minor is appropriate for supporting the study of any major. Similarly, the minor provides an invaluable understanding of the political world that is useful in any career that has an impact on or is affected by public life. 

Prescribed Courses (6 credits):
PL SC 001, PL SC 003

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (12 credits):
Select 12 credits from the PL SC courses offered (6 credits must be at the 400-level).

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Robert Speel, Associate Professor of Political Science at rws15@psu.edu or 814-898-6206.