Public Policy

Associate Professor: Payne (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, PSCI 220, 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 four 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 300 - Criminology
  • CJCR 341 - Crime Prevention
  • ECON 224 - Urban Problems
  • ECON 225 - Environmental Economics
  • ECON 337 - Public Finance
  • HIST 230 - African American History
  • HIST 338 - Rights, Reform, and Protest
  • HIST 404 - U.S. Since 1945
  • PHIL 334 - Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • PSCI 211 - State and Local Government
  • PSCI 213 - Congressional Politics
  • PSCI 231 - Law in America
  • PSCI 316 - Public Opinion and Polling
  • PSCI 338 - Environmental Law and Politics
  • SOC 210 - Sociology of Mental Health
  • SOC 220 - Sociology of Family
  • SOC 228 - Aging and Society
  • SOC 231 - Sociology of War and the Military
  • SOC 310 - Medical Sociology
  • SOC 334 - American Immigration

International Public Policy Minor
Students are required to take PSCI 140 or PSCI 160, PSCI 261, ECON 110, 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 four core courses, students are also required to take three electives from the following list. The three electives must be from three different departments. Only one elective may count toward any other major or minor program of student study.

International Public Policy Electives:

  • ANTH 229 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 230 - Anthropology of Latin America
  • ANTH 232 - Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTH 334 - Economic Anthropology
  • ECON 343 - International Trade
  • HIST 217 - 20th Century Europe
  • HIST 232 - Rise of Islam
  • HIST 243 - Asia in a Global Context
  • HIST 246 - Africa and the World
  • PHIL 334 - Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • PSCI 241 - Politics of Developing Countries
  • PSCI 242 - Human Rights
  • PSCI 342 - Civil Conflict
  • PSCI 361 - International War
  • PSCI 369 - American Foreign Policy