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Political Science Minor

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An Ideal Liberal Arts Minor.

Are you interested in elections, public policy, Supreme Court decisions, foreign policy, globalization or terrorism? If yes, political science is the right place for you!

As a political science minor, you can learn about American politics, how governments and leaders relate to each other in times of peace and conflict, the US Constitution and basic rights and liberties, as well as how people make political decisions.

Political science graduates pursue a variety of career paths, such as lawyers, journalists, data & financial analysts, state and local government, legislative staff, non-profits, issue advocacy and public management.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.