University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 14, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

Political Science, Minor

Students majoring in another field may minor in political science by completing at least 21 credits in an area of study. They can choose from four interest subjects: general, foreign affairs, public administration and public policy, and American government.

The general political science minor exposes students to all things “political” at local, national and international scales, including current issues, institutions, behavior, power, ethics, and the public good. This examination of the public aspects of human societies allows students to gain insight into the ideas that shape social and political movements and the nature of core governing institutions.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science
Thompson Building 221
(775) 784-4601

College of Liberal Arts Student Center
Thompson Building 101
(775) 682-8745

I. Program Requirements (21 units)

Students majoring in another field may minor in political science by completing the following:

  • Minor GPA | 2.0
  • Minor Upper-Division Units | 9
  • Minor Residency Requirement | 6 Upper-Division Units in the minor at UNR
  • Unit Limits: Per College of Liberal Arts policy, no more than 9 units counted toward any major may be reused to meet the requirements of this minor.

A. Required Course (3 units)

B. Foundational Courses (9 units)

Select three courses from the following:

C. Upper-division Electives (9 units)

Complete three additional upper-division courses in Political Science or International Affairs.

Any PSC or IAFF course numbered 300-499 may be counted toward the elective requirement. Refer to the Course Descriptions chapter of this catalog for a full list of eligible courses.