Minor in Political Science

If you are interested in politics, history, law or government, studying political science might be right for you. Webster's Political Science program lets you examine political institutions, the social and economic forces that shape them, the cultural context within which they operate, and human behavior in political matters.

As a political science minor, you will hone your analytical and problem-solving abilities and improve your communication skills. You'll understand and be able to evaluate the international and transnational dimensions of particular problems and policies. And you'll be able to put contemporary political issues in historical context and use historical facts to build persuasive political arguments.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the program should:

  • Be able to put contemporary political issues in historical context and to use historical facts in building arguments about politics.
  • Be able to demonstrate familiarity with the political institutions and processes of the United States.
    Be able to understand and evaluate the international and transnational dimensions of particular problems and policies.
  • Be able to demonstrate familiarity with several methods and analytical approaches used by political scientists to examine political institutions and processes.

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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