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Political Science Minor

Better Understand Political Phenomena
  • 90%

    Alumni Report Working or Going to Grad School Within 12 Months of Graduation

  • +6%

    Job Outlook for Political Scientists Over the Next Decade

  • 109

    Among Public National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

Follow our alumni into politics, nonprofits, business, academics and other fields as:

Hired or appointed by local, state or federal governments to help develop and implement public policies.

Chosen by voters to create and administer laws and policies at the local, state and national levels.

Manage or advise election and public policy campaigns.

Conduct research on public opinion to drive election campaigns or learn what’s important to voters.

Raise money for political campaigns, nonprofit organizations or other causes.

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Learn To

Build a foundation in American politics, international relations and related fields

Analyze political puzzles by collecting and analyzing evidence

Offer solutions to complicated real-world problems

Build skills necessary to develop, promote and implement public policy

Learn how to effectively communicate with the public, politicians and practitioners

The faculty is the main strength of the department. Everyone in the faculty is committed to educating and helping students grow.
Student with Minor in Political Science
Political Science Minor Overview