The Political Science minor gives students a general understanding of political phenomena and their rights and responsibilities as citizens. A minor in Political Science prepares students for employment with local, state, and national organizations, corporations, and nonprofit groups located in the U.S. and foreign countries, international organizations such as the United Nations, the print and electronic media, and secondary education.
The Public Administration minor gives students a broad understanding of the public and nonprofit sectors, giving them a general understanding of the scope and activity of governance in modern society. The department offers a Public Administration minor with 3 different tracks:
A Fast Track leading to entry into the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is available to UNF Political Science majors. Students who successfully complete the Fast Track requirements, and who meet the admission requirements for the MPA program, will be able to complete the MPA degree with 33 hours of credit rather than the 42 credit hours otherwise required. Undergraduate Fast Track requirements are that a student: (1) must be a UNF undergraduate Political Science major; (2) must declare an intent to exercise the Fast Track option prior to their senior year; (3) must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work; (4) must make a grade of at least B or higher in PAD 4003 (taken as part of the Fast Track concentration core requirements; (5) must complete the Political Science Fast Track concentration minor requirements; and (6) must have a B average or above for the five courses required in the Fast Track minor. All sic of these conditions must be met in full.
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