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Government and Politics Minor

Government and Politics

Overview

Courses offered within the Department of Government and Politics are designed to provide students with the analytical skills necessary to evaluate political issues and to function effectively in a political environment. The Department's specific objectives include preparing students for careers in the civil or foreign service, for positions of political or administrative responsibility in the public or private sectors, for careers in the field of education, or for further study as graduate or law students.

The Department's undergraduate curriculum meets these objectives, offering a variety of courses divided into four subfields: American Government, with an emphasis on political institutions and public law; International Relations and Comparative Politics, with an emphasis on area studies; Political Theory, with offerings in classical, modern, and contemporary thought; and Public Administration and Public Service. The curriculum includes research methods and quantitative analysis courses. In addition, undergraduate senior seminars (required of all our majors) involve students in semester-long research projects.

Courses

For all students, except Public Administration and Public Service majors, the minor in Government and Politics requires the successful completion of 18 credits in Government and Politics coursework. 

For Public Administration and Public Service majors, the minor requires the successful completion of 18 credits in Government and Politics coursework not utilized for the major. 

For students in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, the minor requires the successful completion of 18 credits including:
GOV 1030, ECO 1326, or MGT 3301

Electives (one chosen in American Government):
GOV 2400, GOV 2470, GOV 2480, GOV 2500, GOV 2510, GOV 2950, GOV 2955, GOV 3450, GOV 3460, GOV 3580, GOV 3590

Electives (one chosen in Internal Relations):
GOV 1610, GOV 2640, GOV 2810, GOV 3340, GOV 3620, GOV 3630, GOV 3670

Electives (one chosen in Comparative Government):
GOV 1700, GOV 2650, GOV 2660, GOV 2690, GOV 2730, GOV 2750, GOV 3680, GOV 3710, GOV 3720, GOV 3820

Electives (one chosen in Political Theory): 
GOV 1250, GOV 1260, GOV 1270, GOV 1280

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html.  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

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Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph. D.

Associate Professor and Chair

St. John Hall, Room 234L
718-990-5267
[email protected]