Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to earn minor: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: C
Residency Requirement: A minimum of 9 Credit Hours must be completed at the University of Maine
Students who are majoring in Political Science cannot declare “The Constitution and American Law” as their minor.
This Minor will enable students to focus on the American Constitution and its implications, providing them with a systematic way to structure their studies of this critical aspect of American political life. With so much ill-informed discussion on the content and meaning of the Constitution among the larger public in contemporary public discourse, this Minor contributes to the larger public good as well as providing a sound academic foundation for the individual student. By deeply understanding our own Constitution and American law, students are much better positioned to understand not only the American political system, but those of other countries as well.