Political Science (POLS), Minor
Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.
Vincent Burke, 201 MUR, 405-744-5569
Minimum Grade Point Average in Minor Coursework: 2.50 with no grade below "C."
Total Hours: 15
|Select 15 upper-division hours to include three fields of political science (public law, American politics, public administration, political theory, comparative politics and international relations) 1||15|
|Voting and Elections|
|Pol Campaigns And Candidacy|
|The American Presidency|
|Public Opinion and Polling|
|Money, Media And Politics|
|Lobbying: the Art of Influence and Manipulation|
|Politics in Contemporary Film|
|Minorities in the American Political System (DS)|
|Race, Politics and Sports (D)|
|Advanced Topics in American Politics|
|Improving Democracy: How to Reform Government by the People (S)|
|Oklahoma Politics (S)|
|Gender and Politics|
|The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture(IS)|
|Introduction to Central Asia Studies (IS)|
|Russian & Eurasian Politics (I)|
|European Politics (I)|
|African Politics (I)|
|Latin American Politics (IS)|
|Middle Eastern Politics|
|Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics|
|Terrorism & Counterterrorism|
|Advanced Topics in International Relations|
|American Foreign Policy|
|Security Analysis and Briefing|
|Civil Wars (I)|
|Global Political Economy|
|War And World Politics (I)|
|State Courts and the Bar|
|Courts and Judicial Process (S)|
|Legal Research And Analysis|
|Environmental Law And Policy|
|U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties|
|U.S. Constitution: Separation of Powers|
|Advanced Topics in Public Law|
|Public Policy/Public Administration|
|State and Local Government|
|Problems of Government, Politics and Public Policy|
|Urban Politics and Management|
|Public Personnel Administration|
|Natural Resources and Environmental Policy|
|Political Theory and Methodology|
|Introduction to Political Inquiry|
|Introduction to Political Thought|
|American Political Thought|
|Contemporary Political Thought|
|Advanced Topics in Political Theory|
|Senior Capstone Seminar|
At least 3 of the hours must be taken in a field other than American politics, public law, and public administration.
Additional OSU Requirements
- An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
- A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
- The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
- A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.
For additional information on requirements on minors, click here.