A minor in the Department of Political Science is particularly suited to students with a major in a related social science discipline, such as International Relations, History, Sociology, or Economics. Of course, it may be of interest to students in other departments as well.


Minors are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits in political science, of which at least 9 must be in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above) taken at UWM. Minors must complete courses in at least two of the following four areas: American politics, comparative politics, international politics, and political theory. Students must attain a 2.0 GPA in all political science courses, including any transfer work, and a 2.0 GPA in all political science courses taken at UWM.