Political Science (Minor)

The Minor in Political Science will strengthen your understanding of local and global institutions, politics, and public policy, while also teaching you valuable research and policy analysis skills.

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At Illinois Tech, political science is more than a theoretical discussion, it is an applied discipline that will give you the practical skills to identify and analyze real-world problems through the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods and policy analysis. At the same time, you will gain an understanding of the major concepts and the workings of political institutions, and learn about international relations, comparative politics, urban politics, and public policy.

Program Overview

Gain the practical skills to identify and analyze real-world problems through the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods and policy analysis, while also learning about political institutions, international relations, comparative politics, urban politics, and public policy.

Career Opportunities

A Minor in Political Science is a strong complement to a variety of career paths. The knowledge and skills you will gain through this minor are an asset in a broad range of sectors, including:

  • Private corporations
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • International organizations
  • Education
  • Health care

Students are required to complete 15 credit hours (five courses)

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Interested in declaring a minor? Talk with your academic adviser or Academic Affairs to plan out your course schedule and fill out the Minor Request Form.

Featured Faculty

Jonathan Rosenberg
Professor of Political Science
Patrick Ireland
Professor of Political Science
Matthew Shapiro
Professor of Political Science
Daniel Bliss
Associate Professor of Political Science Undergraduate Program Director