Undergraduate Requirements

Political Science Minor

The Department of Political Science at the UW offers a minor in political science, which requires 30 credits.  A minor in political science is designed for students who wish to think critically about issues related to government and politics.  This knowledge can aid students in becoming informed and engaged citizens.  Moreover, the political science minor is an excellent supplement to other majors within and outside the liberal arts discipline.

To Apply

Students must have the following:
-a declared major
-a minimum of 45 credits overall (sophomore standing)
-a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher 

Contact your major adviser to declare the Pol S minor. 

Requirements for the Political Science minor (30 credits total)

- 5 credits of an introductory Pol S course (Pol S 101, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205 or equivalent)
- 25 credits of upper-division Pol S courses numbered 210 and above (Pol S 496, 497B, 498, and 499 do not count towards the minor.  Five credits of Pol S 497A will count towards the minor.)
- 2.0 cumulative GPA in the minor
- 15 credits of Pol S courses taken at UW

For a description of political science courses, visit http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/polisci.html.

You can also download the POL S Minor Checklist form.

If you have any questions about the minor requirements, please contact the Political Science Advising Office by email (polsadvc@uw.edu) or stop by our office in 215 Smith Hall.