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Interdepartmental Minor in Political Science and Economics (POLSECNMIN)Department of Political Science

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The interdepartmental minor in political science and economics introduces students to important issues in both the public and private sectors.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Political Science courses.
    1. Core course. One (1) course:
    2. Electives. Six (6) additional credit hours:
      • Up to three (3) total credit hours of the following:
  2. Economics courses.
    1. Fundamentals of Economics I. One (1) course:
    2. Fundamentals of Economics II. One (1) course:
    3. Elective. Three (3) additional credit hours:
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.