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Minor in Public Policy

The Minor in Public Policy prepares students by developing the skills and knowledge needed to respond to policy issues.  The aim of the minor is to provide students with an understanding of the essential elements involved in the public policy process and the analytical skills necessary to make informed judgments about policy-making, policy implementation, and substantive policy outcomes.

The minor is comprised of courses focusing on the theoretical perspectives, analytical skills, and substantive knowledge needed for the study and analysis of public policy issues.  Students from all majors are encouraged to expand their career options within government, law, nonprofit, and corporate institutions with this applied and strategic minor.

Required Courses

PBAD 2231  Introduction to Public Administration (3)
PBAD 3731  Public Policy (3)

Complete 9-credit hours from the following courses:

PBAD 3333  The Policy Process and Democracy (3)
PBAD 3732  Policy Analysis (3)
PBAD 3733  Contemporary Policy Issues (3)
PBAD 4031  Selected Topics in Public and Nonprofit Management (3)
PBAD 4235  Research Methods and Evaluation (3)
PBAD 4334  Policy and Markets (3)
PBAD 4791  Field Internship in Public Administration (3)

Minor Information Sheet

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Last updated: 3/17/2021