2019-2020 Catalogue

Minor in Politics

The Minor in Politics offers students the opportunity to improve their analytical skills and knowledge of government, politics, institutions, and public policy through the study of the domestic politics and foreign affairs of the United States and/or other countries, international relations, and international political economy.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
Four GLS courses (beyond the required General Education course) in political science from the list below, at least two of which must be at the 200 level or above:12
Any GLS 200 - 499
US Government and Politics
Comparative Government and Politics
US State and Local Government and Politics
International Relations

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.