At which campus can I study this program?
|Requirements for the Minor||18|
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|PLSC 1||American Politics: Principles, Processes and Powers||3|
|PLSC 3||Comparing Politics around the Globe||3|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 12 credits (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) from PL SC courses||12|
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
Robert Speel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Erie, PA 16563
The minor in Politics and Government can be pursued by students in most Penn State Behrend degree programs. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.
Because globalization and the policy-making process affect virtually all areas of the modern workplace, the minor can be appropriate preparation for any career, and particularly those that demand strong research, writing, and analytical-thinking skills.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
A minor in the liberal arts, particularly when added to a major program outside of the liberal arts, demonstrates to graduate school admissions committees your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking. Many students who choose the Politics and Government minor do so because they intend to pursue a law degree.
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