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Political Science Minor

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Prepare for Careers in Public Service

Have you ever wondered how government impacts your everyday life? Are you passionate about issues such as national security, education, health, or environmental policy? Do you want to learn about governments in other parts of the world, or grapple with vexing issues such as terrorism and globalization? If so, a minor in Political Science will help you develop the communication, analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills to succeed in the classroom and on the job market. A minor in Political Science prepares students for a wide range of careers in business, campaign management, education, federal, state, and local government, interest groups and non-governmental organizations, law, and public and international affairs. If you are majoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology, History, or International Studies, a Political Science minor is the perfect complement.

Choose from four Area Concentrations

Depending on your career goals, you may choose between four Area Concentrations: American Politics; Public Law & Political Theory; Comparative Politics; and International Relations

Get Engaged

Political Science majors extend learning beyond the classroom with internships as well as competing with the Model United Nations Club and Mock Trial Team. These extracurricular activities help build important communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that will help set yourself apart when applying for jobs, law school, or graduate school.


Learning outside of the Classroom



Learn by doing! Internships are a great way to gain knowledge and experience beyond the classroom.

Mock Trial

Join Mock Trial

Prepare for careers in law by joining the Mock Trial Team.

Model UN

Join Model UN

Join the Model United Nations Club to learn about the United Nations.


Related Programs

  • International Studies
  • History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sociology


Dr. Michael Makara
Associate Professor, Political Science
203 Wood Hall
Tel: (660)543-8321


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