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Political Science Minor Requirements

Note: This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Content Focus option of Elementary Education.

Complete a minimum of 24 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all Political Science minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus. Students may wish to consult with the Political Science undergraduate advisor, 110 North Hall, 263-2414. Courses are Political Science listings unless otherwise indicated.

  • Select any course numbered at the 100 level, 4
  • 205 Introduction to State Government, 3–4, or 405 State Government and Public Policy, 3–4 (if offered)
  • Statistics: Complete one of the following statistics courses:
    • Poli Sci 551
    • Sociology 359, 360, or 361
    • Statistics 224 or 301
    • Gen Bus 303
    • Economics 310
    • Geography 360
    • Psychology 210
  • Complete at least one course from each of the four Political Science groups. Courses taken to meet the requirements above may be applied toward the course distribution.
    • Political Theory: 181, 185, 209, any course at the 500 level except 554, 551, 552 and 553
    • American Government: 104, 181, 184, 202, 205, 213, 217, 219, 220, 230, 231, 267, 271, 297, 323, any course at the 400 level except 400 and 401
    • Comparative Politics: 106, 186, 220, 222, 230, 231, 244, 252, 253, 254, 260, 261, 277, 297, 318, 338, 368, 477, 505, 545, any 600 level course numbered below 680, 690
    • International Relations: 103, any 300 level course, 442, 639, 653, 663, 664
  • Electives, if needed, to total 24 credits