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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

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

The minor consists of 18 credit hours of course work including

  1. POLS 110 Introduction to U.S. Politics or its honors equivalent, POLS 111
  2. POLS 320 Introduction to Public Policy, and
  3. At least 12 hours of POLS courses at the junior/senior level from the following list.

9 hours of the junior/senior level courses must be taken in residence at KU.

A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required.

  • POLS 493 Directed Readings, if content is appropriate (1-3)
  • POLS 528 Environmental Justice and Public Policy (3)
  • POLS 553 Comparative Environmental Politics (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 629 Topics in Public Policy: _____ (3)
  • POLS 634 Bureaucratic Politics (3)
  • POLS 640 Politics of Reproductive Policy (3)
  • POLS 720 The Scope of Public Policy (graduate level) (3)

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