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Minor in Political Science

In our Political Science program, students will learn how to develop policy, conduct research, and analyze data. Our undergraduate degree prepares graduates for entry-level careers and post graduate programs. Students will have opportunities to participate in internships through the Experiential Learning Opportunities office, where they will get hands-on experience.

About This Program

Topics of Study

  • American politics
  • Comparative government
  • International relations
  • Political theory

Departmental and Assessment Requirements

A major or minor in the department follows the scholarship requirements of the University. The student is expected to complete the Core Curriculum Program and satisfy the requirements of the college of Business and Public Affairs. Students who intend to teach in public school systems will follow the program of the School of Education. All Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Sociology majors must complete a minor. A grade of “C” or above must be earned in each major and minor course. All majors and minors are expected to participate in ongoing program area activities. Graduating majors must successfully complete the Department’s Post Assessment Multi-Field Exam (PAME II) exit exam.

Career Fields

  • Lawyer
  • Elected official
  • Government employee
  • Political scientist
  • Lobbyist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Journalist
  • Teacher

Department Information

Social Sciences

Contacts Information

Dr. Craig Patton,

Interim Chair, Department of Social Sciences
(256) 372-3030
Drake Hall
Room 3