Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • critically evaluate their political and social environment.
  • obtain an understanding of the workings of government and politics.
  • develop skills in critical thinking, analysis and communication.


A minor in political science requires the successful completion of 18 hours of coursework within the discipline. At least 9 hours must be at the 300- to 400-level. In addition, at least 9 hours must be earned at UMKC. Only courses in which a grade of C- or better is earned will count towards the minor. It is advisable for students to talk with the department advisor regarding course selection.