The discipline of political science is within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and the minor is offered by the School of Public Policy. Undergraduate courses in political science are intended to broaden students’ perceptions of political processes and governmental institutions. Many of these courses are taught under the PUBP or INTA prefix. Students should consult with the political science faculty concerning course offerings.
Political science courses may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement in social sciences, including the state-mandated requirement on constitutions of the United States and Georgia. This requirement may be satisfied by completion of POL 1101 or PUBP 3000, or INTA 1200, or HIST 2111 or 2112. The requirement also may be satisfied by examination.
Certificate and minor programs in political science, administered by the School of Public Policy, are available for students who wish to concentrate coursework in this discipline. The certificate in political science requires 12 hours of coursework (at least 9 hours at the 3000 level), chosen in consultation with the faculty coordinator. The minor in political science requires 18 hours of coursework (at least 12 hours at the 3000 level), also chosen with the advice of the faculty coordinator.
Students who also wish to obtain a minor in Public Policy should note that although several courses are listed for both the Political Science and the Public Policy minors, students can select no more than TWO of the following courses to fulfill the requirements for both minors: PUBP 2012, 3201, 4200, 4212, 4314, 4410, and 4514.
Students who also wish to obtain a certificate in Public Policy should note that although several courses are listed for both the Political Science and the Public Policy certificates, students can select only ONE of the following courses to fulfill the requirements for both certificates: PUBP 2012, 3201, 4200, 4212, 4314, 4410, and 4514. Students who wish to obtain a Pre-Law certificate can count either PUBP 3000 or PUBP 3016 for both certificates.
Note: The Georgia Tech Registrar's Minor Declaration form includes several courses that have been deactivated or replaced: PUBP 2014, 3010, 3212, 4314, and 4512