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Political Science Minor

A political science minor provides a strong understanding of United States government and policy as well as world politics.

What Will I Learn?

Required courses focus on United States government, world politics and public policy. Half of the courses are electives, allowing you to tailor the program to your personal interests.

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What are the requirements for this degree?

This minor requires 18 credits:

  • 9 required
  • 9 electives


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Students with intended career paths that involve governmental policy or regulation would especially benefit from pursuing a political science minor.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

You may join the Political Science Club to connect and engage in the debate about politics and current events. Members of the club organize and participate in non-partisan political activities, take field trips to Washington, D.C., and become involved in fun events relating to the world of politics.

Contact the Political Science Department 424 Grove Hall, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1718