Department of Political Science
West Chester University
205 Ruby Jones Hall
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.
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:
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.
Required courses (6 credit hours)
BLA 201 – Legal Environment of Business
PSC 250 – The Politics of the Judicial Process
One of the following two courses::(3 credit hours)
PSC 350 – Constitutional Law I
PSC 352 – Constitutional Law II
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Select four (4) of the following:
BLA 302 – Business and Commercial Law
CRJ 300 – Criminal Law
CRJ 304 – Introduction to Comparative Justice Systems
CRJ 400 – Criminal Procedure
CRJ 472 – Justice Studies
CRJ 482 – Contemporary Legal Issues
PHI 190 – Logic
PHI 421 – Philosophy of Law
PSC 329 – Courts, Law and Policy
PSC 350 – Constitutional Law I (if not taken above)
PSC 352 – Constitutional Law II (if not taken above)
Total: 21 credit hours for completion
Students with minors should meet with the department advisors regarding course selection. The department retains control of admissions to its minor programs and may drop students if the 2.0 GPA is not attained in the minor
Note: Other relevant courses may be allowed by the program director where appropriate.