Minor in Political Science

You will delve into government relations, advocacy, journalism, intelligence, international relations and lobbying in the vast world of politics when you minor in Political Science.

You will expand and deepen your knowledge of American government, comparative politics, social theory and other aspects of the discipline. You will benefit from increased engagement with and understanding of emerging real-world issues that affect society’s greatest challenges, including energy, globalization, health care, conflict resolution, science and technology policy, and public-private collaboration.

Political Science minor curriculum

This minor is designed for students interested in studying institutional and policy responses to domestic or international problems, or the political behavior of individuals and groups, and is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits and a capstone internship or project are required; 12 credits must be completed at Carlow.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to American Politics
  • History of Political Thought
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • 3 political science electives
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