Political Science Minor 

The Political Science minor offers the opportunity to explore the various areas within the subject, including American Politics/Public Policy, International Affairs, and Comparative Politics.

The minor is an accessible and complementary program available to students across campus.

Defense & Strategic Studies Minor 

The minor in Strategic Studies affords a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective on security issues, allowing focus on areas where a student may have additional educational requirements not offered in their chosen major field of study. 

The minor is appropriate for students of almost any major, particularly political science, economics, history, geography, journalism, and engineering. The program is also well suited for students in Army, Navy, or Air Force ROTC, providing a solid background for officers encountering the changing strategic environment of the twenty-first century.

Law Minor

Regardless of whether a student intends to seek a professional degree in law, the required and elective courses in the Law Minor will help students to better understand the legal environment that affects workplaces of all kinds and which is relevant to public policy debates at the local, state, and federal levels.

The minor is open to undergraduate students pursuing any major who desire to deepen their understanding of the American legal system.

Canadian Studies Minor 

A minor in Canadian Studies allows students to participate in study abroad programs in Canada, enhance degree and career options, and learn about the culture, history, and politics of Canada.

With a minor in Canadian Studies, students will be better equipped to deal with political, economic, social, and even cultural issues involving Canada, a close military ally and trading partner. In an era that features the internet, Free Trade, and, most importantly, issues of border security and national defense, knowledge of Canada is particularly useful in a number of careers. The Canadian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that includes political science, geography, anthropology, romance languages, and public affairs.


How Do I Declare a Minor?

To officially declare a minor in one of these areas, fill out the declaration form.  Once you have received confirmation of your minor declaration, you can access your progress toward your minor by running a degree audit. More information about declaring a minor is available here.

Making an Appointment with Your Academic Advisor

Appointments can be easily scheduled through MU Connect. If you are not a current Political Science or Public Administration and Policy major, you will need to search for the advisors below.

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Rebecca Fallon (last names A-G)

W109A Locust Street Building
To schedule an appointment and/or see upcoming Zoom drop-in hours, please use MU Connect.

Sarah Kammeyer (last names H-O)

W109C Locust Street Building
To schedule an appointment and/or see upcoming Zoom drop-in hours, please use MU Connect.

Kati Abbott (last names P-Z)

W109B Locust Street Building
To schedule an appointment and/or see upcoming Zoom drop-in hours, please use MU Connect.