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2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science Minor

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Students choosing to minor in Political Science must have at least a 2.5 average in all Political Science courses and at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Students must formally declare the minor by the end of their fifth semester and must have earned at least 24 credits. Appropriate forms will be available from faculty advisors in the Political Science department.


The minor in political science consists of 21 credits. Minor course credits must be taken with at least three different professors.


Six (6) credits required, choose two (2) 100-level courses from this list:

Specialized Courses

Five (5) courses, a total of fifteen (15) credits. PSC courses must be above the 100 level, and may not include PSC 349 or PSC 305.

  • A maximum of 1 of the 5 PSC courses can be completed at PSC 200 level
  • A minimum of 1 of the 5 PSC courses must be completed at PSC 400 level

Upper division courses must be taken in a minimum of 2 of the 4 main subfields (as listed above):  American Politics/Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory.

Total credits: 21

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