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Minor in Political Science


The minor concentration in Political Science comprises twenty-three (23) semester hours (7 courses).

  • POLS 100: National Politics in the United States
  • POLS 110: Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 120: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • One course in Political Theory
  • 3 POLS elective courses at the 300-level or above

Additional Requirements and Procedures

  1. One course of elective credit (at least 3 credit hours) can be satisfied with POLS 496 internship credit.
  2. POLS 497 credit (directed study) may not be used to fulfill any of the requirements for the minor.
  3. No course for the minor may be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  4. No more than two courses (8 credit hours) may be satisfied with courses taken "away" from Emory-this includes but is not limited to: Study Abroad credit, transient study, Washington and Bard semester programs and transfer credit.
  5. Students who declare a minor concentration in Political Science will not be assigned an advisor. Students who require advising should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Academic Degree Program Coordinator (Tarbutton 327).

Students who minor in Political Science must complete the following courses: 

  • Any TWO 100-level introductory courses (POLS 100, 110 & 120)
  • A Political Theory course
  • One POLS elective at any level (100-400)
  • Three upper-level POLS electives (300+)

Students who minor in Political Science must complete the following courses: 

  • POLS 111: Principles of Political Science
  • A Political Theory course
  • One POLS elective at any level (100-400)
  • Four upper-level POLS electives (300+)