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The Political Science minor is for students who have an ongoing interest in politics—at the local, state, national or international level—but whose primary area of study does not allow a second major. Students study the general subject matter of political science and then advance to specialty areas that meet their own interests, needs and plans of study.


Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KSS/DD POL 10100 American Politics 3
    10300 Public Policy 3
  Political Science upper-division courses* 12
  Choose from the following: 3
KSS/DG POL 10004 Comparative Politics (3)  
KSS/DG   10500 World Politics (3)  
  MINIMUM TOTAL 21


*POL 30991 Seminar: Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues and POL 40991 Washington Program in National Issues may be applied to meet the upper-division hour requirement. POL 40995 Selected Topics in Political Science may be applied toward the upper-division hour requirement as approved by the department. POL 40992 Public Service and POL 40996 Individual Investigation may not be applied toward the upper- division hour requirement.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.