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International Politics Minor

Add a broad understanding of global affairs to your degree program.


Political Science Minor
Political Science Teaching Minor

What You’ll Learn

Our international politics minor provides you with a well-rounded understanding of global affairs.

The curriculum includes political science courses (15 credits), along with an additional 9 credits from various disciplines to supplement and expand your knowledge base. Elective courses go in depth on comparative politics in various parts of the world, international law, international organizations and regional/international conflicts. You can also specialize in a specific region, supplementing your classes with language skills, or take courses designed to illustrate the world at large. Courses also emphasize clarity in speech and writing, and you’ll be challenged to think critically and present arguments in a clear and detailed manor, backed up with knowledge of world politics that will prepare you for a variety of opportunities.

Upon completion of the program, you will have a strong background in international relations, theories, and foreign policy. 

Beyond the Classroom

While completing your degree, you can compete in Model United Nations conferences in the United States and Canada; study abroad in locations throughout the world and attend information sessions on careers, research opportunities, scholarships and more.

In conjunction with the Walker Institute, we encourage you to take part in internship opportunities. Past students have interned with the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and have travelled abroad to intern in areas such as Geneva, Switzerland and Kigali, Rwanda. 

What You Can Do

An international politics minor prepares you for a variety of careers. 

Broadly speaking, it is an excellent launching point to go on to graduate school and/or careers in government and non-governmental organizations, journalism, law, international business and development, teaching and research.  

Specific paths to consider could include:

  • Foreign Service 
  • Other governmental agencies (Department of State, CIA, NSA, Defense Department, etc.) 
  • Congressional offices
  • International Organizations and NGOs
  • Private Sector (multinational corporations, international banking, non-profit organizations, etc.)

Degree Information

Degree Requirements

Legal studies minors must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 24 credit hours
  • Minimum grade of C in all minor courses (a C- is not accepted)

Course Requirements

Declare Your Minor

Contact our department secretary with your W number to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor.

Sarah Anderson
Department Secretary