Minor in Public Policy

No major is available. 

Requirements for the Minor

Students must take all three required classes.

ECON 110 Principles of Economics
ECON 255 The Economics of Public Policy
POLS 150  Public Policy Studies (Formerly POLS 226)

Elective Classes

Students must take three classes from the menu of classes listed below.

Double‐Counting classes

Four of the above six credits must “stand alone” and not count toward both a student’s minor and major requirements. Additionally, at most three of the six credits taken to satisfy the minor can have the same prefix, including cross‐lists.

Menu of Elective Classes

AFAM/AMER 235: Racism and Ethnic Relations
COLL 107: Community-Based Learning (0.50 credits)
COMM 287: Media Systems and Institutions
COMM 381: History and Theory of Freedom of Expression
COMM 389: Political Economy of Media
ECON 208: Systemic Racism in the US Economy
ECON 310: Industrial Organization
ECON/GSWS 320: Labor Economics
ECON 325: Economics of Land
ECON/ES 340: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 345: Economics and Law
ECON 350: Public Finance
ECON 360: Health Economics
ECON 381: Economics of Development
ECON/BUSN 410: Markets, Public Policy, and Society
ECON 430: International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON/BUSN/GSWS 465: Poverty, Inequality, Discrimination
ECON/BUSN 489: Globalization and Its Impact
EDUC 220: Philosophy of Education
EDUC 310/ETHC 340: Equity and Social Justice in Education
EDUC 320/ETHC 330/SOAN 344: Comparative and International Education
EDUC 322/SOAN 343: Education and Developing Countries
ES 210: Environmental Ethics
ES/PSYC 215: Environmental Psychology
ES 236/POLS 237: Environmental Politics and Policy
ES 361/POLS 368: Environmental Law
HIST 235/AMER 263/ES 263/URBS120: American Cities
HIST 239/AMER 270/EDUC 239: History of Education in American Society
HIST 306/AFAM 361/AMER 361: Civil Rights Movement
HIST 312/AMER 355: Immigration in US History
HIST/AFAM/AMER 319: Protest and Police in US History
PHIL/GSWS 200: Philosophy and Gender
PHIL 220: Philosophy of Education
PHIL 240: Philosophy of Law
PHIL 242: Catastrophe & Risk: The Philosophy of Insurance
PHIL 245: Philosophy of Humans and Animals
PHIL/AFAM 255: Philosophy of Race and Racism
PHIL/ETHC 276: Social Justice and Human Rights
PHIL/ETHC 277: Identities, Rights, Social Justice
POLS/AMER 221: The Presidency
POLS/AMER 222: Congress
POLS 223 LGBTQ Politics
POLS 224/AMER 225: Mass Media and American Politics
POLS 225/AMER 242: Influence and Interest Groups
POLS 228: Voting Rights
POLS 233: Chicago Politics
POLS 234: Urban Politics
POLS 240/AMER 241/IREL 240: American Foreign Policy
POLS 243: Fake News, Free Speech
POLS/IREL 247: Transnational Social Movements
POLS 254 Ethics and Public Policy
POLS 265/AMER 277: Immigration Law and Policy
POLS 317: International Political Economy
POLS 345: Migration and Citizenship
POLS/IREL 347: Global Governance
PPCY 200: Public Policy Incubator (Formerly PPCY 100)
PPCY 300: Public Policy Workshop (0.50 credits)
PSYC/GSWS 355: Community Psychology
PSYC 430: Psychology and Law
PSYC 450: Health Psychology
PSYC 470: Gender‐Based Violence
RELG 239: Religion, Biology, and Public Health
SOAN 235: Racism and Ethnic Relations
SOAN 240: Deviance
SOAN 290: Social Problems & Social Policy
SOAN 395: Sociology of Law

A pre-approved internship related to public policy can be used to satisfy one of the three elective classes, as long as the internship is completed for at least one credit. Contact Prof. Lemke prior to starting the internship to receive pre-approval (1 credit per internship experience).