Online Minor in Political Science

Online Minor in Political Science

The online Minor in Political Science examines the nature of politics from diverse perspectives. The program teaches students to think critically about the fundamental theories, principles, institutions, and practices of politics in their social and historical contexts. Coursework explores the four main subfields of the discipline of political science: American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory.

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Courses Courses

The following course is required (3 credits):

  • POS 100: American Government (3 credits)



Declaring a Minor

Minors are available to current degree-seeking undergraduate students at the University of Maine. Minors cannot be pursued by students enrolled in a certificate program. A minor cannot be awarded unless a degree is earned. Complete this form to declare a Political Science minor.

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Have questions about earning your degree online with UMaine? Contact Julie Roach, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.3154 (Mon/Wed) or 207.573.0417 (Tue/Thu/Fri), or at

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Our political science students pursue a wide variety of career paths after graduation. They have made their way to positions in the federal and Maine state governments, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, law practices, and numerous other exciting careers. 

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The Political Science faculty are recognized internationally for their expertise and frequently share their views with the public through Maine, national, and international media. They foster an open and stimulating intellectual atmosphere that promotes the free exchange of ideas in the classroom and beyond. Our students and faculty come together to discuss political films, watch candidate debates, and talk about politics.

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