Political Science Minor


18 credits in minor courses, including:

CORE COURSES. 6 credits.
Choose 2 of the following:6
Intro to Political Theory
FYS Intro to Political Theory
US Political System
FYS US Political System
Intro International Relations
FYS Intro Int'l Relations
Comparative World Politics
FYS Comparative World Politics
ELECTIVES. 12 credits.
UVM Electives. Must be taken at UVM. 2 courses/6 credits in POLS numbered 2200 to 2990, or 3200 to 3990, or 4200 to 49906
Intermediate Level or Above. 1-2 courses/3-6 credits in POLS numbered 2200 to 2990, or 3200 to 3990, or 4200 to 49903-6
Open Level. Up to 1 additional course/3 credits in POLS numbered 1010 to 1990, or 2200 to 2990, or 3200 to 3990, or 4200 to 49900-3
Up to 3 additional credits from the following:0-3
Independent Study: POLS 2993, POLS 3993
Teaching Assistantship: POLS 2994, POLS 3994
Undergraduate Research: POLS 2995, POLS 3995


Ineligible Major: Political Science

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.