The Political Science minor is for students who have an ongoing interest in politics — at the local, state, national or international level — but whose primary area of study does not allow a second major. Students study the general subject matter of political science and then advance to specialty areas that meet their own interests, needs and plans of study.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Political Science (POL) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:
POL 40992, POL 41990 and POL 42990 may be applied to meet the upper-division hour requirement. POL 40995 may be applied toward the upper-division hour requirement as approved by the department. POL 40996 may not be applied toward the upper-division hour requirement.
Graduation Requirements Summary - Minors
Minimum Minor GPA
Minimum Overall GPA
Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).