Minor in Political Science

Location: 107 D. M. Smith Building
Administrative Office: 685 Cherry Street
Undergraduate Office: 404.894.6822
Fax: 404.385.0504
Website: http://www.spp.gatech.edu/undergraduate/minors/political-science

Program of Study

The Political Science minor must comprise at least 15 semester hours, of which at least 12 semester hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

Required Courses
Select five of the following: 115
Pol Phil & Ideologies
State & Local Government
Political Philosophy
Foundation-Public Policy
US Constitutional Issues
Judicial Process
Intro To Social Policy
African-Amer Politics
Survey Research Methods
Social Policy Issues
Women and Public Policy
Business and Government
Science,Tech& Pub Policy
Critical Issues-Sci&Tech
Mass Communications Pol
Total Credit Hours15
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Select at least 12 credit hours of upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above). A student may seek permission from the School of Public Policy to allow 3 credit hours of upper division coursework taught outside the School to count toward the completion of the minor if that coursework is clearly relevant to Political Science.

  • A course may not be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor or certificate.
  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis.
  • All courses used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.