Normally, no more than one independent study course, transfer credit, or political science course taken while participating in a Colgate off-campus study group (except those study groups sponsored by the Department of Political Science) is accepted for credit toward a minor. Requests for exceptions must be approved in advance by the faculty member designated to authorize transfer credits.
No course with a grade below C will count as credit for the minor.
A student may not count courses toward a political science minor, which are being counted toward a major in international relations.
The requirements for a minor in political science are as follows:
The minor consists of five political science courses. Of these five courses, two must be at the 100 or 200 level and three must be at the 300 or 400 level. The two 100- or 200-level courses cannot be from the same subfield of the curriculum. They must be from two of the following: American politics (AM), comparative politics (CO), international relations (IR), and political theory (TH).
Political Science Department
For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Political Science department catalogue page.