2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Political Science

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Political Science, Minor Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Minor Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the Political Science Minor? - Program Spotlight

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 welfare.

More Information

ADVISOR:Dave Schrock

PHONE:231-591-3705    

E-MAIL:

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2735

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Political Science Minor - 18 Credits

Required Courses - 9 Credits
Amer Gov 1-People and Politics
3
Amer Gov 2-Policy Making
3
Choose One:
American Political Parties
3
or
Public Administration
3
Electives - 9 credits
Choose three:
American State-Local Govt
3
International Organizations
3
Comparative World Governments
3
International Politics
3
Politics and Media
3