Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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 4235 – Research Methods and Evaluation (3)
PBAD 4334 – Policy and Markets (3)
PBAD 4431 – Special Topics in Public Administration (3)
PBAD 4791 – Field Internship in Public Administration (3)

Minor Information Sheet

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Last updated: 7/21/2020

Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies • P.O. Box 8048 • Statesboro, Georgia • 912-478-1400

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