Political Science

Minor - Program Requirements

Matthew Powers, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Goodhue Academic Center, Room 303

(270) 384-8119                 powersm@lindsey.edu

Mission Statement

The political science program will enable students to understand the philosophy of structure of the United States Constitution and Government with particular emphasis on how it protects liberty and deters tyranny.

The political science program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the legal profession and/or government (as politicians, political advisors, staff members, bureaucrats, etc.). The program is also appropriate for those planning on attending graduate school in political science.

Graduation Requirements

Some courses taken for the minor will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements. Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor’s degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

Students should note that the minor contributes between nine and 12 hours toward the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level coursework.

Program Requirements: 21 hours

Along with the general education program and a major, students must complete the minor’s core requirements and select program electives as indicated.

A.         Core Requirements: 15 hours

  • United States Government (POSC 1003) – 3 hours
  • Modern & Contemporary Political Thought (POSC 2103) – 3 hours
  • U.S. Constitutional Law (CRJS 3213) – 3 hours
  • World Civilization II: 1500 to Present (HIST 2243) – 3 hours
  • U.S. Legislatures (POSC 3103) – 3 hours

B.         Program Electives (select from the following): 6 hours

  • Classical Political Thought (POSC 3203) – 3 hours
  • American Political Thought (POSC 4103) – 3 hours
  • Any Special Topics courses offered in political science  or  other course meeting the program coordinator’s approval.