Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Political Science, Minor (383)

Program Coordinator

Scott J. Lasley, scott.lasley@wku.edu, (270) 745-2799

Program Requirements (21 hours)

A minor in Political Science increases student awareness and understanding of political concepts and processes. The minor assists the student in developing critical and analytical abilities, and helps create a knowledgeable citizen. A minor in Political Science serves as an excellent complement to a number of other majors offered across campus. 

Core Courses
PS 110American National Government3
PS 250International Politics3
or PS 260 Introduction to Comparative Politics
Additional Courses
Select 15 additional hours to complete the minor15
Total Hours21

At least one-half of the hours need to be earned at the 300-level or above.

No more than three hours total may come from PS 403, PS 405, PS 407, and PS 498. PS 324 and PS 325 can both be repeated once. Only 3 hours can be used for the minor and 3 hours as general electives.