The undergraduate minor in political science requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in political science courses, including 12 s.h. in courses numbered 2000 or above and 12 s.h. taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Credit from POLI:1000 First-Year Seminar, POLI:3124 Political Science Des Moines Internship Program, and POLI:4900 Government and Politics Internship does not count toward the minor. Credit earned through a University of Iowa Regents program is considered credit earned at the University of Iowa.

Students may complete an emphasis area; see "Emphases in Political Science" under B.A. in Political Science or B.S. in Political Science in the Catalog. Emphasis areas in the minor are not recorded on a student's transcript; however a student may request a letter from the Department of Political Science noting the completion of an emphasis area in the minor.