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Political Science Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 45.1001 Political Science and Government, General)

Completing the Political Science Minor Program

Transfer Credit Policy

Credit for political science courses completed with a passing grade at other colleges or universities may be granted in instances where comparable courses exist within the department at UB. The department gives transfer credit for a maximum of five political science courses. Where applicable, transfer courses may be used to meet specific departmental requirements.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

There is no minimum number of courses that students must take before they may apply for a minor in political science.

Required Courses

PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics and one course from the following list:

  • PSC 100 Enduring Issues in Political Science
  • PSC 102 Introduction to International Politics
  • PSC 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PSC 104 Introduction to Political Philosophy

One methods of inquiry course:

  • PSC 200 Empirical Political Science
  • PSC 393 Game Theory and Politics
  • PSC 408 Basic Statistics for Social Science
  • Acceptable substitutes:
    • SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
    • ECO 480 Econometrics I
    • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
    • STA 119 Statistical Methods
    • SSC 225 Statistics for Social Sciences
    • MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
    • GEO 211¬†Univariate Statistics in Geography
    • Three 300/400-level PSC courses; at least one must be in comparative politics, international relations, or public law.

Comparative Politics List:

International Politics List:

Public Law List:

One additional political science course in any field at any level.

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Political Science Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate21

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:27:12