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Minors in Politics

Politics Minor

Students who major in another discipline may also decide to pursue a minor in politics. The politics minor requires completion of the three introductory courses (POL 111, POL 112, and POL 211); two courses in one of the three concentrations (American, world, or theory); and one additional politics course.

Politics Pre-Law Minor

There is also the option of pursuing a politics pre-law minor. That minor requires completion of two of the three introductory courses (POL 111, POL 112, and POL 211) and four pre-law courses:  POL 220 (Introduction to Law and Politics); either POL 323 (Constitutional Law I) or POL 324 (Constitutional Law II); an additional law-related course at the 300 or 400 level (such as 323, 324, or 404) and a final 400 or 500 level law-related course, usually in the senior year (such as POL 507, The Supreme Court, or POL 553, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation).  For further information contact Dr. Dennis Coyle

Minor and Certificate in Intelligence Studies

The politics department offers an interdisciplinary Certificate in Intelligence Studies for students who seek a deeper understanding of the mysterious world of intelligence.  It seeks to bridge the widely-recognized gap between what new employees in the Intelligence community should know and what they typically do know.

Students in the program must complete three intelligence courses (Introduction to American Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Issues in Contemporary U.S. Intelligence), plus three elective intelligence-related courses, two of which from outside the Politics major.

For further information, click here or contact the Director of the Intelligence Studies program, Dr. Nicholas Dujmovic.

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