This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Minor Requirements

The requirements for the minor are six economics and political sciences courses and completion of the language requirement as follows:

Introductory Course

Core Political Science Subfield Courses

At least two of the following POSC courses:

Economics Courses

All of the following:

IR Seminar

Unless the director grants specific permission, the seminar must be taken on campus. IR concentrators pursuing honors must take an IR seminar in addition to the honors seminar.

One of the following:

Language Requirement

For both majors and minors, reading proficiency in a Western European language equal to that attained by completion of two 300-level courses with a grade of at least C.

Alternatively, for students interested in a non-Western European language, such as Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, etc., the requirement can be satisfied by reading proficiency equal to that attained by completion of two 200-level courses with a grade of at least C. Students entering with AP credit in a non-Western language must take at least one language course at Colgate.

Students seeking clarification regarding their current level of proficiency should contact the language department or program in question.

To receive credit for courses taken off campus, arrangements must be made in advance with the director of the IR program.

GPA Requirement

Satisfactory completion of the IR minor requires (1) a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the six IR-designated courses, and (2) a grade of C or better in , , and the seminar. A student may not count toward an IR minor any courses being counted toward a major in political science.

International Relations Program

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.