- Intelligence Analysis (Minor)
- Intelligence Studies (BA)
- International Relations (Minor)
- International Relations and Security Studies (BA)
- Political Science (BA)*
*You may not combine the political science minor with this major.
The political science minor provides a guide to the complex world of politics, governance, justice, power, and society. Spanning a wide array of topics, from the classical principles of justice to the dynamics of modern political thought, this program immerses students in a profound investigation of political systems, ideologies, and cultures.
This minor includes foundational courses that examine questions central to political philosophy, such as the nature of justice, power dynamics, citizen participation, and governance structures. You’ll also delve into the history and aspects of American politics, studying through the lens of research, literature, and primary sources.
Tailor your political science minor based on your career goals and area of focus, whether you’re seeking a global perspective on politics, a historic primer on political schools of thought, or an in-depth analysis of elections or bureaucracy. No matter if you’re building toward a career in politics, law, international relations, or simply seeking to enhance your civic understanding, this minor provides you with broad-based skills in critical thinking and debate, along with a nuanced understanding of how politics shape our world.
David Richards, PhD
Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Chair of the International Relations and Political Science Department