Requirements: Politics Minor


(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)
Course Number Course Name
PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics
POxxxx Two additional PO courses at the 3000-level or above chosen from any track
Two of the following:
Course Number Course Name
PO/PL2003 Political Philosophy
PO2015 Comparative Politics
PO2031 World Politics
PO2050 Political Analysis

This minor may not be taken in conjunction with the International and Comparative Politics Major.



Minors must be completed at the same time as the BA or BS degree. No more than 8 credits from courses taken outside AUP may be applied towards a minor, and these courses must be specifically accepted by the department supervising the minor. In exceptional circumstances, a department may authorize a limited substitution for courses identified as minor requirements in the list above. All courses counting in a minor must be completed with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, with no individual grade lower than “C-.”

Courses taken to satisfy requirements for a minor must include at least three courses which are not being applied towards a major or towards another minor. Courses taken to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, including FirstBridge courses, may be applied towards a minor. Minors do not appear on diplomas but are noted on students' transcripts. A self-designed minor is an option for students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; the student and her or his advisor design these minors.