The Department of Political Science (POL), in collaboration with other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), offers a minor in Law and Politics (LAP). Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in each course and an overall GPA of 2.0 to complete the LAP minor. Any questions related to requirements should be directed to the POL Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Introductory Course
POL 201Introduction to American National Government3
The U.S. Constitution3
Complete at least 1 of the following:
The Constitution
Constitutional Law I 1
Constitutional Law II 1
Complete at least 4 of the following:
Topics in American Studies: Law
Ancient Greek and Roman Law
Ancient Politics: Theory and Practice in Greece and Rome
Literature and Law
Legal Writing
ENG 334
History on Trial: Law and American Society
American Legal and Constitutional History
Introduction to Philosophy and Law
Critical Thinking
Logic and Law
Philosophy of Law
Philosophical foundations of criminal law
Legal Philosophy
Interest Groups and Lobbying
Introduction to Game Theory for Political Science
Administrative Law
Philosophy of Law
The Torah and Ancient Law
Criminal Justice
Crime and Public Policy
Criminology: Law and Society
THA ### Improv/Public Speaking Course (NEW COURSE)
The following courses will be considered for elective credit with advisor approval:
Special Topics in Public Administration, Policy, and Law
Transfer Credit in Public Administration, Policy, and Law
Public Affairs Internship
Special Topics in Public Administration, Policy, and Law
Total Credit Hours18

POL 373 and 374 are not a sequence; they can be completed in any order.

Other Requirements

-A minimum final grade of C- in all courses

-A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses

-A minimum of 9 credits must be earned in residency at UM; thus, only a maximum of 6 credits can be transferred from other institutions as eligible credits.