American Political Institutions, Minor

The American political institutions minor introduces students to key concepts, practices, and perspectives in the study of American politics and government. Students complete the introductory American government course as well as four other courses that focus on various aspects of American politics and government at the national, state, and local levels. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Note: This minor is restricted to students who are not enrolled in the political science major or in any political science combined major.

Required Course

POLS 1150American Government4


Complete four of the following:16
Bureaucracy and Government Organizations
Business and Government
Urban Policies and Politics
State and Local Politics
The U.S. Congress
Judicial Process and Behavior
The American Presidency
Public Policy and Administration
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
U.S. Constitutional Law
U.S. Civil Liberties

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor