Be the Change the Future Needs

Political Science Minor

We live in a time of rapid change and upheaval, presenting us with challenges on important issues such as national security, rising inequality, the environment and the economy. At its core, politics is about people coming together to advance their common interests. Our goal in the Political Science Department at Salisbury University is to help you gain an understanding of politics, power and social justice so you can become a motivator of change for the future.

Why Choose Political Science at SU?

With our close proximity to both the state capital in Annapolis and the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., SU is the prime location for students wishing to delve into politics.

Many on-campus opportunities help students grow into their position as future leaders. The Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE), SU’s nonpartisan institute, helps our goal of cultivating students who become actively engaged in local, national and international life. PACE offers numerous events to students throughout the year, including high-profile public speakers, candidate debates and policy forums.

The minor in political science consists of a minimum of five courses with minimum grades of C. POSC 101 or POSC 110 is required, and at least two other courses must be upper-division credits. Only one course may be used to meet a General Education requirement, and at least three courses must be completed at SU.

For a complete list of course requirements, see the program checklist below.

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a political science major.

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