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Minor in Public Policy in the United States

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Requirements for the Public Policy in the U.S. Minor

The Public Policy in the U.S. minor involves course work focused on domestic U.S. public policy and the political environment surrounding the making and implementation of policy.

Public Policy in U.S. Minor Core

Public Policy in the U.S. Minor Core Requirements:

Public Policy in U.S. Minor Electives. At least 12 hours of POLS courses from approved list:

POLS 528 Environmental Justice and Public Policy (3)

POLS 553 Comparative Environmental Politics (3)

POLS 566 Social Welfare, Taxation, and the Citizen (3)

POLS 613 Comparative U.S. State Politics (3)

POLS 614 Urban Politics (3)

POLS 620 Formulation of Public Policy (3)

POLS 621 Public Policy Analysis (3)

POLS 622 Government and the Economy (3)

POLS 623 The Politics of Social Policy (3)

POLS 624 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)

POLS 625 Extremist Groups and Government Response (3)

POLS 628 The Politics of Public Health (3)

POLS 629 Topics in Public Policy: _____ (3)

POLS 630 Politics of Identity (3)

POLS 634 Bureaucratic Politics (3)

POLS 640 Politics of Reproductive Policy (3)

POLS 720 The Scope of Public Policy (graduate level) (3)

POLS 493 Directed Readings, if content is appropriate (1-3)

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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