How do politics and government impact our everyday lives? Find out in the Political Science minor at the University of Central Missouri. Focusing on just the right number of classes from the Political Science BS and Political Science BA programs, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of the policies and behavior that govern our society and culture.
Explore relevant issues in national security, education, health, environment, terrorism, globalization, energy, health care, science and technology and more. At the same time, you’ll sharpen your communication, analytical, leadership and problem-solving skills to open up options in grad school, Political Science minor jobs and careers in a wide variety of fields.
A Political Science minor can be combined with many of UCM’s undergraduate degrees to enhance your abilities and help make you a stronger candidate in the job market. It’s a particularly good minor for Criminal Justice majors, as well as Sociology, History, International Studies and other undergraduate public service degrees.
In addition to online courses that may be offered by your major program of study, UCM’s Political Science minor offers many online courses. This provides you with flexible options in completing your bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri on time and in a way that fits with your schedule.
Dr. Michael Makara
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Choose courses from 4 subfields
Internships at Missouri State Capitol
Advanced Model United Nations Room
All classes taught by JDs and PhDs
Good minor for Criminal Justice majors
Pairs well with public service degrees
Regardless of what your major is, a Political Science minor can complement your bachelor’s degree to expand and deepen your knowledge in one of four subfields of political science:
UCM’s Political Science program courses are taught by award-winning, tenured faculty who actively conduct and publish research in their respective fields. Outside the classroom, they guide and mentor undergraduate students in choosing coursework that meets their goals, preparing for law school, identifying Political Science minor jobs and more. With their expertise in everything from voter behavior and legislative politics to Middle Eastern politics and international development, you’re bound to find a shared interest area. They might even convince you the four-year Political Science Bachelor of Science or Arts is right for you.
In addition to all of the benefits offered by your bachelor’s degree program, you’ll gain real-world experience and apply knowledge you learn in the classroom in a variety of ways such as:
Combining a major and a minor can multiply your career opportunities in both fields. Political Science minor jobs are similar to those available with a Political Science bachelor’s degree, including education, government, law, private and nonprofit sectors, public service and more. As a good minor for Criminal Justice majors, Political Science minor jobs could also include working for community agencies, youth and family services and probation and parole departments. Start an entry-level job right out of college or, especially with public service degrees, prepare for law or grad school.
Add a Political Science minor, increase your career options
Explore political science career fields, job titles, income-earning potential and more — in Missouri and throughout the United States — using the interactive tool below.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Central Missouri, you have many options for financing your education. You may qualify for:
Gain even more of an advantage when pursuing your career by combining your BA or BS degree with a Poli Sci minor plus one of the following:
From public service degrees to global studies, the Political Science minor at UCM is an especially good addition to bachelor’s degree programs such as:
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