Public Policy

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Undergraduate minor: public policy



The minor in public policy is offered for undergraduate students who seek to understand how and why public policies are adopted; how they impact the economy, society, and communities; and how innovative public policies are developed to improve economic prosperity, social justice and well-being, and environmental sustainability at the local, state, national, and global levels.

Students in a classroom discussing issues.

Students who earn the minor will be able to analyze the impact of past and current public policies, understand the institutions and process of policymaking, and develop new public policies to tackle pressing challenges faced by our society. They will be prepared to enter policymaking fields in their areas of interest and to make communities, states, and nations more resilient, inclusive, and prosperous.

The minor is awarded by University College.