The minor is a general political science minor that allows students to take coursework across the different subfields in political science. This provides options to students beyond the major to broaden student learning and understanding in an important discipline that will impact their lives beyond college. Students in more than one minor offered through the political science department cannot overlap more than one course between two minors.

Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework in Political Science, 12 of which must be taken at the junior/senior level.  Students in more than one minor offered through the political science department cannot overlap more than one course between two minors.  (See also general regulations for minors in the Undergraduate tab of the Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the catalog)

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.