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Grand Valley State University    
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Aug 20, 2019
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Political Science: 21 credits

Students minoring in political science are required to complete at least 21 hours in political science, including PLS 102 and one of the following: 103 or 211. Of the remaining 15 credits, there must be one course in each of the following four fields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political thought. Please see the list of elective courses by category in the Political Science, B.A., B.S. section of the catalog. At least nine credit hours must be at the 300 level; independent studies, internships, PLS 495 and the B.S. cognate courses do not count toward the 300 level requirement. No more than six credits of internship or independent study may count toward the minor. PA 307 may count as an American politics elective.

Requirements for a Teachable Minor in Political Science: 24 credits

Students seeking a teachable minor in political science must take the following courses as part of the General Education Program: ECO 210 Introductory Macroeconomics and GPY 235 World Regional Geography, and complete the Political Science teachable minor requirements.

Required Courses (24 credits)


Political Science Program Description

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