College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2018-2019

Department of Politics and International Affairs

Political Science, Minor

This minor is a useful companion to many degrees, including business, government, women's and gender studies, education, public health, environmental studies, military science, etc.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Political Science?

The addition of a Political Science minor can, along with your major, prepare you for a career in a diverse range of job opportunities or graduate work. You'll be offered courses that focus possibilities for, and obstacles to, democratic governance.

You can also follow your interests with internships that provide education by experience. Political Science students have interned with legislators in the U.S. Congress and Arizona Legislature; federal agencies including the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and FBI; foreign and international bodies such as the United Nations and the German Parliament; and interest groups that include the Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust, and Friends of Flagstaff's Future.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 21
Major GPA 2.0
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 21 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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