The Political Science Department offers M.A. students a minor consisting of a minimum of nine hours with the option of taking up to 15 hours. The hours may be taken from any of the designated M.A. courses (excluding 5398, 5399A and 5399B) since these courses encompass a broad range of topics in graduate political science. Student must contact the Political Science Department Graduate Advisor to learn the requirements for its minor. It is the responsibility of the student to acquire all information on minor requirements and to act in accordance with those requirements. The Graduate Advisor may require additional background courses to be taken at the undergraduate level if insufficient work in the minor field is reflected on the undergraduate transcript.