MinorPolitical Science

A minor in political science from Wichita State will give you a basic background in the study of government, public policies and political behavior. The minor compliments many majors such as pre-law, business, journalism, philosophy and criminal justice—and provides knowledge useful in a wide range of careers.

Learn how political science is the right fit for you.

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Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Local student awarded $32,000 political science scholarship to WSU

As a political science student, you have the opportunity to earn scholarships.

The Political Science Department at Wichita State University has awarded student Daniel Caudill the 2017 Joan Hargrove Political Science Scholarship, a $32,000 award open to incoming freshman who plan to major in political science. 

The scholarship, gifted by TV producer Dean Hargrove, honors the memory of his mother, who worked for Hugo Wall for many years. WSU's Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs is named in his honor.


To complete the 15-credit-hour political science minor, you'll take one required course—American Politics. You'll also take 12 additional credit hours, including six hours of upper-division political science courses, based on your interests and career goals.


Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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