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Political Science Minor

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Required Courses (9 Credits)
PLSC 121 Amer Gov 1-People and Politics 3
PLSC 122 Amer Gov 2-Policy Making 3
Choose one:
PLSC 221 American Political Parties 3
PLSC 251 Public Administration 3
Electives (9 credits choose three)
PLSC 311 American State-Local Govt 3
PLSC 323 International Organizations 3
PLSC 331 Comparative World Governments 3
PLSC 341 International Politics 3
PLSC 410 Politics and Media 3

Why Choose the Political Science Minor?

Students in this minor learn how the American political system works from the local through the national levels of government, and how our political decision making process differs from other countries. Current public policy issues such as social security reform, health care legislation, and campaign finance regulations are analyzed. Students also learn how public opinion generated through the media, interest groups, political parties, and elections affects government. This minor complements majors that involve participation in public affairs, such as communication, criminal justice, education, law, public relations, and social work.

Admission Requirements

This Political Science minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. The minor is designed to complement any other Ferris major program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Don Roy
PHONE: 231-591-2764
E-MAIL: royd@ferris.edu

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