Political Science Minor

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The political science minor provides students with an increased understanding of the political world, both inside and outside the United States. It does so through courses in American and world politics, political thought, public law and public administration. The exploration of things political is rigorously engaged in and informed by a Christian/Anabaptist worldview. Upon completion of the minor, students will be able to relate more intelligently to the world around them, both as national and global citizens.


  • Courses focus on American and world politics, political thought, public law and public administration.
  • You will gain additional perspective by examining politics through different lenses, particularly a Christian worldview.

Career opportunities

The political science minor provides understanding that can be useful to you in a variety of careers in private and public political organizations including: local government, journalism, international organizations, political campaigns, interest groups/associations and colleges or universities.

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Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

PS 120American Politics and Society3

Required Courses (19-22 Units)

Core Program (10 Units)

PS 390Religion and Politics in America4
PS 440Human Rights & International Law4
PS 400
PS 420
Comparative Politics
or International Relations
or 3

Breadth Program (9-12 Units)*

Select a minimum of three of the following

BUS 475Law and the Business Environment3
CRIM 375Criminal Justice in America4
FIN 452Public Finance3
PS 300California History and Politics4
PS 371American Law and Legal System3
PS 373Nature, Law and Policy3
PS 411Modern Latin America: History, Politics And Culture3
PS 412Modern Africa: History, Politics and Culture3
PS 414Modern Asia: History, Politics and Culture3
PS 416Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture3
PS 425Global Economics and Sustainable Development3
PS 430US Foreign Policy: History and Contemporary Issues4
PS 435Energy, Economics and Ethics3
PS 450History of Political Theory and Ideas3
PS XXXAmerican Public Policy3
PS 476Internship3
*American Studies Program (15-16 Units)
The American Studies Program (CCCU) in Washington, D.C., may be taken in place of PS 390, PS 476 and two breadth courses.

Program director

Photo of Bret Kincaid, Ph.D.

Bret Kincaid, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Political Science, Pre-Law & Individualized M.A.