The 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 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science or Bachelor of Science in Political Science). 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.