Political Science Minor
A minor in political science is particularly appropriate for students in professional programs such as psychology, law enforcement, criminal justice, human services, social work and international business. Such a minor is also an excellent complement for liberal arts students who are majoring in history, gender studies, professional communication, ethnic studies or philosophy.
Requirements (19-20 total credits)
Social science majors may not minor in anthropology, political science or sociology.
At least half of the credits required for the minor must be completed at Metropolitan State University. Students must earn a grade of C- or above in all minor courses.
Transfer courses may be applicable to minor requirements. The university's degree audit will specify transfer courses that are directly equivalent to minor requirements; other transfer courses must be approved by the chair of the Social Science Department.
Introductory (3-4 credits)
Survey (4 credits, select one)
Upper-division Electives in Political Science (12 credits)
Select 300-level courses in political science.
Students may also take the following courses as upper-division electives for the political science minor:
- SSCI 300 Seeing Like a Social Scientist
- SSCI 311 Research Methods in Social Science
- SSCI 401 Social Science Seminar: Contending Perspectives
- SSCI 501 Great Ideas: Classics of Social Science