Requirements for a Minor in Political Science
Fifteen hours of upper division political science courses in which the student makes a "C" or better constitute a minor.
Requirements for Minor in Public Administration
A student having a prerequisite of POLS 1101- American Government; a C or above in POLS 4200- Principles of Public Administration, and a C or above in four of the following courses:
An S in POLS 4186- Internship in Government.
15 hours total, constitute a minor.
Certificate in European Union Studies
A certificate in European Union Studies can be earned in one of two ways. Under the academic track, a certificate is taken in tandem with an undergraduate degree program. Students from all academic majors are eligible to participate so long as they possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). It should be noted that some institutions permit the certificate to substitute for an academic minor. Under the professional track, non-degree students—such as business executives—are eligible to enroll in the program upon proof of a valid undergraduate degree from an accredited institution on the condition that they fulfill the minimum GPA requirement of 2.75.
Under either track, an application to the program cannot be made until successful completion of the following:
(1) an introductory course on the European Union (EU) with a grade of "C" or better
(2) 30 semester hours of academic credit, and
(3) a course in World History, Western Civilization, or Global Issues.
The latter course must be approved by an institution's campus representative to the EU Studies program as containing sufficient content on Europe and European topics
The certificate in EU Studies is composed of six courses that total a minimum of 17 semester hours of academic credit. To earn the certificate, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in program courses upon completion of the program. An official certificate is awarded by a student's home institution for satisfactory fulfillment of the curriculum. Most institutions also recognize the accomplishment on the permanent transcripts of students participating in the academic track.
Aside from a certificate earned at one's home institution, students have an opportunity to acquire a certificate jointly conferred with a European institution. This option requires students to complete--with a grade of "B" or better--a minimum of two online courses that are co-taught by European faculty. In other words, the certificate is bestowed by two institutions, one in Georgia and one in Europe. The benefit is that students obtain a credential from a respected university in Europe, the University of Munich.
The curriculum has four mandatory components and one option:
A. Introduction to the EU. The first course that should be taken in the program.
B. Multidisciplinary Menu. Four courses selected from a menu of choices.
C. Capstone Seminar. The last course taken that unifies the program's curriculum.
D. Practicum Experience. A hands-on internship or study abroad course.
E. Areas of Distinction. Optional distinctions for foreign language training or honors thesis.