Minor in Political Science

Units required for Minor: 21, 15 of which must be in upper division

Program Description

Government, or Political Science, is devoted to study of the theory and practice of government and politics. The Government Department at Sacramento State offers courses in several fields of study, including: Political Theory; American Politics; Public Law; International Relations; Comparative Politics; and Public Policy. Over 70 courses cover all the major aspects of political science. Lower division courses satisfy General Education requirements and help to prepare students for advanced work.

Minimum Grade Requirement

 A "C" average is required in the Minor.

Program Requirements

Select two of the following:6
Political Thought I
Political Thought II
Constitutional Law
Constitutional Rights and Liberties
International Politics
Public Policy Development
Select 15 units of government or political science courses 115
Total Units21

No more than six units may be lower division. Students may count as many as (6) units of a GOVT 195, or (3) units of a GOVT 195 and (3) units of GOVT 199 toward completion of the minor.

GOVT 1 (or its equivalent) or GOVT 150 may count as the prerequisite for the minor; however, if GOVT 150 is used as the prerequisite, it will not count toward the 15 units of upper division government courses required. GOVT 150 cannot count as an elective for the minor.

Note: Students are permitted to repeat upper division courses a maximum of two times.