Sep 24, 2022  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Political Science Public Administration


The Department of Political Science offers the minor in Political Science Public Administration.

The minor program requires 15 units and is designed for students who may be interested in government service at the local, state, or federal level. 

Enrollment Requirement

Completion of POLS 1000 .

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Active Citizenship and Civic Engagement - Students should demonstrate knowledge of U.S. political institutions and processes, including the importance of civil society and community involvement. They should have an understanding of contemporary political issues, local and national problems, and their historical contexts. 

2. Critical Thinking and Political Communication - Students should demonstrate critical thinking skills through their understanding of the theories and methods, both qualitative and quantitative, of political science, and should have the capacity to present and defend their views effectively in written and/or oral format.
3. Political Power and Decision Making - Students should demonstrate an understanding of the institutions and processes in which political decisions are made, and the values, interests and other sources of influence that inform those decisions.
4. A Global Perspective - Students should develop a comprehension and appreciation for the diversity of political institutions and traditions.

Requirements for the Minor (15 units)

Elective Courses (12 units)

Specific courses should be chosen in consultation with a Public Administration Adviser.