Political Science Minor

The Political Science minor degree is open to any and all University of Utah students, regardless of their declared major. Before adding the minor degree, students must first have a declared major at the University of Utah.

Minor Degree Requirements Checksheet

All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade. The two introductory courses must receive a grade of at least C-. The overall GPA for all courses counted toward the minor must be a least a C.

  • 18 Credit Hours - Political Science (POLS) Courses (must be taken for a grade)
    • Overall cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 2.00
  • 6 Credit Hours - Required Introductory Courses (grade must be C- or better)
  • 12 Credit Hours - Upper-Division Level (3000-5999).

Required Courses:

Choose 2 Introductory Classes

POLS 1100 U.S. National Government (3)
POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations (3)
POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 2300 Introduction to Political Theory (3)

Upper-division Classes in Political Science 12 credit hours at 3000- to 5999-level.

A maximum of three (3) internship hours may be counted toward a degree. A minimum of nine (9) credit hours must be completed at the University of Utah.

Declaring Your Minor

Political Science Minor Requirements Checksheet

Students can declare a minor in Political Science at any time prior to graduation.

You must meet with the Academic Advisor in order to have your minor declared, so it is to your advantage to declare Political Science as early as possible in order to get the best advising and guidance from the department.

Your Academic advisor can also assist you in choosing classes that will fit best with your goals for the future, including the courses that are required from allied departments.

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Graduation Information

To graduate from the University of Utah, you need to apply in advance. Failure to apply on time may delay your graduation.

Spring Graduation (May): November 1
Summer Graduation (August): February 1
Fall Graduation (December): June 1

*If a graduation deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted without a fee through the next business day.

**Applications will not be accepted more than one year in advance.

Applying for Graduation

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