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Minors in Political Science

To minor in Political Science, students must take at least five political science courses. At least three of these courses must be taken on the Medford Campus. To ensure coherence in the minor, students must take their courses within one of the following concentrations:

Political Science (General): One course from each of the department's four subfields (American Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Comparative Politics) including at least one introductory course, and any fifth political science course.

American Politics: PS 11, and any three courses from those listed under this heading in the catalogue (numbered 100-119 and 190-197), or in the supplementary course listing put out each semester, and any fifth political science course. *

* NOTE: As of Spring 2013, PS 103 will no longer count towards an American Politics subfield credit.

Comparative Politics: PS 21, and any three courses from those listed under this heading in the catalogue (numbered 121-139), or in the supplementary course listing put out each semester, and any fifth political science course.

Foreign Policy Analysis: PS 61, and any three courses from those listed under the international relations heading in the catalogue (numbered 160-189), or in the supplementary course listing put out each semester, or PS 101, and any fifth political science course.

Political Economy: Four courses from among PS 90G, 124, 125, 130, 133, 138-09, 138-10, 138-11, 139-04, 175, 176, 182, 183, from courses listed in the supplementary course listing put out each semester that deal with the topic, and any fifth political science course.

Political Thought: Four courses from those listed under this heading in the catalogue (numbered 41-43 and 140-159), or in the supplementary course listing put out each semester that deal with this topic, including at least one introductory course, and any fifth political science course.

You should also note the University requirement that not more than two courses counted toward any major (or towards foundation or distribution requirements) may also be counted toward fulfillment of a minor. This is particularly important for International Relations majors who wish to minor in Political Science. No more than two courses counted toward the IR major may be counted toward the Political Science minor.

Students wishing to minor in one of these options may do so by filling out a Minor Declaration Form (the form is also available at the Political Science department) and submitting the form, together with a copy of transcript and a copy of degree sheet to the department's Minor representative. Political Science minors are not assigned an advisor. Students with questions about the minors program should see the department's Minor representative.

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