Department of Political Science

West Chester University

Contact Info:
Tara Easterling
205 Ruby Jones Hall
610-436-2743
teasterling@wcupa.edu


Political Science Minors

Students interested in a minor in Political Science have two options: a Minor in Political Science OR a Minor in Public Management. If you are interested in one of these minors, please contact the Department of Political Science and/or the Chair of the Department.

Minor in Political Science (18 semester hours)

Students may minor in general political science or in one of the subfields such as international relations. Students take PSC 100 OR PSC 101 plus five courses in a concentrated area, or (at least two) areas under departmental advisement.

Selected Courses:                                                                                             15 hours
Five (5) courses from three or more subfields:

  1. International Relations: 213, 310, 311, 312, 317, 318, 319, 320, 330
  2. Political Behavior: 301, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 353, 358
  3. Political Theory: 230, 338, 339
  4. Comparative Politics: 240, 340, 341, 342, 343, 346, 348, 349
  5. American Government: 350, 351, 352, 354, 355, 356, 359
  6. Public Administration: 202, 304, 363, 369, 371, 372, 373, 375
  7. Foundations of Political Science: 200, 357, 399

Internship credits in Political Science or Public Management may not be used as credits toward the Political Science Minor.

Total:     18 Credit Hours

ADVISING AND IMPLEMENTATION:

Students with minors should meet with the Department advising coordinator or other advisors from within the Department regarding course selection.
The Department retains control of admissions to its minor programs and may drop students if the 2.00 GPA is not attained in the minor.

This minor may be taken as one of the minors in the Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) Liberal Studies - Professional Studies or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies - Arts and Science program.

Minor in Public Management (18 semester hours)

Students take PSC 100 and PSC 202 plus four additional courses in public administration under department advisement.
Recommended:

PSC 200 – Foundations of Political Analysis

PSC 304 – Urban Politics

PSC 356 – United States Public Policy

PSC 357 – Advanced Political Analysis

PSC 358 – Applied Public Policy Analysis

PSC 371 – State and Local Government

PSC 373 – Intergovernmentalism

You can also substitute GEO 214 or GEO 204 for one of the PSC classes.
This minor may be taken as one of the minors in the Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) Liberal Studies - Professional Studies or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies - Arts and Science program.