Jul 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Political Science Minor

Minor code OR4201

College of Arts and Sciences   
Political Science Department  
Bentley Annex 266
Phone: 740.593.4373

Maria Fanis, contact person

Program Overview

The Department of Political Science minor, in combination with a student’s major course of study, instills a lifelong commitment to learning, which empowers students to meet their responsibilities as citizens, leaders, and professional political scientists in a democratic society and interdependent world. The minor requires certain introductory and foundational courses, and then allows for course options at higher levels, so that a student can experience both the range and depth of the discipline.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The political science minor is excellent supplemental preparation, in addition to a student’s major, for a career in law, public service, foreign service, non-profit organizations, business and education.


Minor Hours Requirement

The political science minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Introduction to Political Science

Complete one of the following courses:

Foundations of Political Science

Complete two of the following courses:

Examining Political Science Subfields

Complete at least three POLS courses at the 3000- or 4000-level.

  • No more than one of the following courses may count: POLS 4910 , 4911 , or 4961 .