MINOR IN PUBLIC POLICY

The purpose of the Minor in Public Policy is to introduce students to the field of public policy analysis and prepare them from a wide variety of majors for careers that require public policy knowledge and skills. The field of public policy analysis identifies and evaluates solutions to public problems and prepares students to be future government executives and administrators, high-level personnel in the non-profit organizations and a rapidly expanding set of other careers in a global community. The minor complements preparation in such fields as political science, public administration, criminal justice, economics, law, business, and other social sciences. Students who plan to do graduate work in these fields would also benefit from the Public Policy minor.

  • REQUIRED COURSES (9 units)
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • POSC 315 - Politics and Policy Making in America (3)
  • POSC 321 - Research in Public Management (3) OR
  • POSC 407 - Polls, Statistics and Political Interpretation (3)
  • ELECTIVES (9 units)

     

  • At least 3 units must be POSC

  • CRJU 405 - Criminal Justice Policy (3)
  • ECON 330 - Comparative Economic Systems (3)
  • ECON 332 - Economies of the Pacific Rim (3)
  • ECON 333 - Economic Development: Analysis and Case Studies (3)
  • ECON 334 - Economics of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)
  • ECON 335 - The International Economy (3)
  • ECON 355 - Economics of Gender and Work (3)
  • ECON 361 - Urban Economics (3)
  • ECON 362 - Environmental Economics (3)
  • ECON 416 - Benefit Cost and Microeconomic Policy Analysis (3)
  • POSC 305 - Introduction to State and Local Politics (3)
  • POSC 309 - Introduction to Metropolitan Politics (3)
  • POSC 320 - Introduction to Public Management and Policy (3)
  • POSC 324 - Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • POSC 352 - American Foreign Policy (3)
  • POSC 421 - Government and the Economy (3)
  • POSC 424 - Health Policy (3)
  • POSC 427 - Metropolitan Politics and Policymaking (3)
  • POSC 456 - National Security (3)
  • POSC 457 - Politics of International Economics (3)
  • POSC 497 - Internship in Public Administration (3) or POSC 498 - Internship in Politics (3)

     Total (18 units)