Non-Governmental Organizations, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N745

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Political Science.

Required Courses

International Core Course
Choose one of the following:3
International Political Economy
Great Power Politics
International Organizations
P SC 4603
Nonprofit Core Course
NPNG 2033Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management I3
or P SC 3193 Nonprofits and Government
Policy and Management
Choose one of the following:3
International Law
International Human Rights
International Activism
Environmental Policy and Administration
P SC 3243
Human Resource Management
The Profession of Public Management
Analysis and Operations
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Political Analysis
Policy/Program Evaluation
Politics of Government Budgeting
P SC 4223
Choose one of the following:3
Any course listed above that has not already counted for another component
A three-hour internship course/credit for working with an NGO
A supervised, applied-research project for a specific NGO, coordinated with an OU faculty member and a staff member from the NGO on which the project is focused
Individuals may petition the program coordinator to count a course that is not listed above but relevant to the student’s NGO-related career goals to satisfy the three-hour elective requirement
Total Credit Hours15
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved April 2012