The study of political science is the traditional choice for those considering law school. Courses also provide preparation for careers in government service, including internationally oriented paths, such as the foreign service, intelligence and foreign aid, and development agencies. Political science students are also prepared for domestic political careers, such as consulting, research, polling, policy and regulatory analysis, and political campaign staff roles.



All students seeking a Minor in Political Science are required to complete PLSC 20003 - American National Government and PLSC 20103 - Introduction to Comparative Politics, as well as:

Twelve hours from the courses below (at least 9 credit hours numbered 3000 or above):


For students in the online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program or U of A degree-seeking students:

In order to add this minor, students must consult their advisers for their academic majors.