Academic Majors & Minors
- Students can declare a major/minor during, or after the second semester of their freshman year. Students should declare a major/minor no later than the end of the sophomore year.
- No more than 2 concentrations allowed, either:
- 2 majors OR
- 1 major and 1 minor OR
- 1 major
- Maintain at least a C (2.0) average in any major or minor.
- Only one (1) undergraduate degree may be earned from Emory.
Minor in Political Science
|Hours To Complete||23|
|Declaration of Minor Contact|
The minor concentration in Political Science comprises twenty-three (23) semester hours (7 courses). Students who minor in political science must complete:
- POLS 100 National Politics in the United States [3 hours]
- One course in International Politics which will be POLS 110 [4 hours]
- One course in Comparative Politics which will be POLS 120 [4 hours]
- One course in Political Theory
- Three elective courses at the Junior/Senior level (300 level or above)
Students who declare a minor concentration in Political Science will not be assigned an advisor. Students who require advising should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Additional Requirements and Procedures
- 4 hours of elective credit can be satisfied with an internship course (POLS 496)
- POLS 497 credit (Directed Study) may not be used to fulfill any of the requirements for the minor
- No classes may be taken S/U for the minor
- No more than two courses may be satisfied with courses taken "away" from Emory- this includes but is not limited to: Study Abroad credit, Transient study, Washington Semester or The Bard Globalization International Affairs Program and Transfer Credit
- Students may use AP/IB credit to waive POLS 100. No additional elective is required to be added to the minor as a result of this equivalent credit use.
- Minor status does not guarantee enrollment in any particular course. Some classes may require course prerequisites or other requirements for enrollment.