Public Policy (Minor)

A Minor in Public Policy will broaden your understanding of the policymaking process, while also teaching you the skills necessary to create and evaluate public policy.

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Students who minor in public policy gain an understanding of how governmental actors make decisions and non-governmental actors shape those decisions. They are introduced to the research methods used by social scientists to evaluate the success or failure of policy decisions, and apply them to the policy processes used in various locations around the globe.

Program Overview

Students who minor in public policy gain an understanding of how governmental actors make decisions and non-governmental actors shape those decisions.

Career Opportunities

A Minor in Public Policy will help you stand out to employers seeking strong critical and analytical abilities. It is a great choice for students interested in careers in the following areas:

  • Governments
  • Nonprofits
  • International organizations

Students are required to complete 15 credit hours (five courses)

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Interested in declaring a minor? Talk with your academic adviser or Academic Affairs to plan out your course schedule and fill out the Minor Request Form.

Featured Faculty

Daniel Bliss
Associate Professor of Political Science Undergraduate Program Director
Matthew Shapiro
Professor of Political Science
Patrick Ireland
Professor of Political Science
Jonathan Rosenberg
Professor of Political Science