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  Mar 23, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, Minor

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A minor in political science is composed of one core course and four field courses in one of the four fields of political science.


A wide range of internships related to the study of politics at the local, national, and international levels are available in both the public and private sectors in Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and other major cities. Students must work closely with a faculty advisor to assure full academic credit.

Study Abroad

Majors in political science receive full academic credit for participation in all study abroad programs. The University of Pittsburgh is a participant in a wide range of programs of international study.

Honors Society

Students who have achieved a GPA of 3.0 in political science are encouraged to join Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honors society in political science. This society sponsors many extracurricular activities linked to the study of politics.


Questions about courses, departmental requirements, and extracurricular opportunities should be addressed to the undergraduate advisors.

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