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Political Studies


To change the world, you must first understand the way it’s governed

Whether it’s analyzing the global economy or examining the Catholic Church’s role in shaping American politics, as a Political  Studies minor at Holy Cross you will graduate with a deep knowledge of governing systems—and how you can use your passion to improve them for the common good.

You can craft your 18-hour minor in Political  Studies to meet your personal and professional goals. Choose from courses like Political Philosophy, American Political Thought, and American Law and the Legal System (to name a few).

No matter which six courses you choose, you will graduate with a deep knowledge of politics and public service that will serve you well in a wide range of career paths, including:

  • Business
  • Campaign Management
  • Government Service
  • Intelligence
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • National Security
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Policy Analysis

Political Studies Minor Requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements

Department contact

Michael Giles

Michael Giles, Ph.D.
Instructor