The minor in Political Science provides a sound academic core for students in other social science or non-social science majors who are interested in politics. It may be particularly useful for persons preparing themselves for careers in law, teaching in the social sciences, journalism, and public service.

For further information on adding Political Science as a minor, please contact Lauren Tighe at 970-491-5156 or visit Clark C346.

Effective Spring 1990

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division
POLS 101American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3
Select two courses from the following:6
State and Local Government and Politics (GT-SS1)
International Relations (GT-SS1)
Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)
Upper Division
Twelve credits in political science courses with at least three credits in political theory and in at least one additional subfield of political science. Credits earned in POLS 486A, POLS 486B, and POLS 495 may not be used to satisfy this upper-division credit requirement.12
Program Total Credits:21