23 hours to complete
7 courses required
For the Declaration of Minor Form, contact the department:


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.