Political Sciences Minor

Political Science majors are not eligible for the minor in Political Science.

The Minor in Political Science provides non-political science majors the opportunity to explore the field of political science through a six-course (18 credit hour) program of study.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Program Requirements

Complete any two of the following introductory (1000-2999) courses: CPO 2001, INR 2005, INR 2015, POS 2041, POS 2112

Complete one upper-division (3000-4999) course from each of the following categories:

  • One course in American Politics/Public Administration/Public Policy (POS, PAD, or PUP prefix), with the exception of POS 3043, POS 3272, POS 3703, POS 4905, POS 4941, and POS 4936.
  • One course in Comparative Politics (CPO prefix), with the exception of CPO 3003 and CPO 4906.
  • One course in International Relations (INR prefix), with the exception of INR 3003 and INR 4910.
  • One course in Political Theory (POT prefix), with the exception of POT 4906.

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours