The political science and international relations minor introduces you to key concepts, practices, and perspectives in the study of politics and relationships in the international community. You explore topics such as the principles, organization, and functions of American national government; empirical political science analysis; and major thinkers and schools of Western political philosophy from Plato to the present.

With an emphasis on developing strong research, critical-thinking, and analytical skills, you can pursue this minor to enhance your ability to synthesize information and come up with creative solutions. This minor can be especially useful in a variety of careers in government, politics, business, communication, and international organizations.

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