Political Science (POLS), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

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Minimum Grade Point Average in Minor Coursework: 2.50 with no grade below "C."
Total Hours: 15

Minor Requirements
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) 115
American Politics
Political Parties
Voting and Elections
Pol Campaigns And Candidacy
U.S. Congress
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
Comparative Government
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)
Asian Politics
Middle Eastern Politics
Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics
Social Movements
International Relations
International Law
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)
International Organization
Public Law
State Courts and the Bar
Courts and Judicial Process (S)
Legal Research And Analysis
Administrative Law
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
Public Policy
State and Local Government
Problems of Government, Politics and Public Policy
Urban Politics and Management
Government Budgeting
Public Personnel Administration
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Political Theory and Methodology
Introduction to Political Inquiry
Introduction to Political Thought
American Political Thought
Democratic Theory
Contemporary Political Thought
Advanced Topics in Political Theory
Senior Capstone Seminar
Total Hours15

At least 3 of the hours must be taken in a field other than American politics, public law, and public administration.

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • 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.

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