Public Policy

Students for a Minor in Public Policy will have a choice of both Domestic and International Public Policy. Students will experience courses ranging from: Environmental Economics, Organized Crime, Congressional Politics, Urban Problems, Contemporary Political Philosophy, International Relations and International Trade.

Professor: Ross (Coordinator)
Assistant Professor: Williamson (Coordinator)

Students may select either the Domestic Public Policy or International Public Policy minor.

Domestic Public Policy Minor:

Students are required to take PSCI 110; either ECON 110 or 111; and MATH 123 or MATH 214. Students intending to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to enroll in MATH 214 and at least one social science research methods course. In addition to these three core courses, students are also required to take three electives from the following list. The three electives must be from three different departments, and at least one elective course must be numbered 300 or above. Only one elective may count toward any other major or minor program of student study.

Domestic Public Policy Electives:

  • CJCR 201 Policing and Society
  • CJCR 203 Correctional Systems
  • CJCR 341 Crime Prevention
  • ECON 224 Urban Problems
  • ECON 225 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 337 Public Finance
  • HIST 230 African American History
  • HIST 404 U.S. Since 1945
  • PHIL 334 Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • PSCI 211 State and Local Government
  • PSCI 213 Congressional Politics
  • SOC 210 Mental Health and Illness
  • SOC 220 Sociology of Family
  • SOC 228 Aging and Society
  • SOC 300 Criminology
  • SOC 310 Medical Sociology
  • SOC 334 American Identity

International Public Policy Minor:

Students are required to take PSCI 110; either ECON 110 or 111; and MATH 123 or MATH 214. Students intending to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to enroll in MATH 214 and at least one social science research methods course. In addition to these three core courses, students are also required to take three electives from the following list. The three electives must be from at least two different departments and at least one elective course must be numbered 300 or above. Only one elective may count toward any other major or minor program of student study.

International Public Policy Electives:

  • ECON 323 International Trade
  • HIST 219 Contemporary Europe
  • HIST 232 Rise of Islam
  • HIST 240 Modern China
  • PHIL 334 Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • PSCI 439 American Foreign Policy