Political Science (Minor)

Political Science (Minor)

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Explore American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political philosophy and political sociology in our political science minor

What is political science?

Political science is the study of the ideas, norms, people and institutions that inform public choices about government, governance and public policy. Although the study of government institutions is central to political science, the discipline casts a wide net to explore how government officials, civil society organizations, businesses, grassroots movements and everyday citizens shape public policies on everything from student loans to national security. In the political science minor, you’ll be introduced to American politics, political philosophy, global affairs and comparative politics of societies throughout history and throughout the world. 

Why study political science at UNH Manchester?

Students interested in pursuing a career in government, public policy, business, communications or the law can add a breadth of perspective through the political science minor at UNH Manchester. New Hampshire’s status as the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state helps make UNH a hotbed of political science locally and nationally. In addition to front-row seats to the action in major election cycles, you’ll also have opportunities to pursue internships and hands-on service learning through our network of local partners in government, law, nonprofit organizations and more.

Potential career areas 

  • Public policy 
  • Diplomacy 
  • Education 
  • Advocacy 
  • National security 
  • Journalism 
  • Business 
  • Law 
  • Politics 
  • Public relations 
  • Nonprofit administration 

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Curriculum & Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a career in government, business, communications, or the law can add a breadth of perspective through the political science minor.

The political science minor consists of five courses (20 credits total) that may span the sub-disciplines of American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political philosophy, and political sociology.

The minimum grade requirement is C- per course. Any grade lower than a C- will not count toward the minor.

Students wishing to use transfer credits from abroad or other universities should meet with the political science minor supervisor, Melinda Negron-Gonzales, to determine eligibility toward the minor.

Requirements
Any POLT, PS, or GCHS course 120
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No more than two courses may be taken at the 400 level.

For more information, contact Melinda Negron-Gonzales, minor supervisor.

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