The Concentration in Public Policy and Administration is ideal for students interested in careers in public and community service, government, or other organizations that design and implement public policies. Well-suited for students majoring in Political Science, Economics, Managerial Economics, History, and Communications and Journalism, it will benefit all students who wish to work in the public arena and address questions associated with health care, education, urban affairs, labor, poverty, and the environment, to name a few.
Students focusing on public policy generally include quantitative and research courses in their selections. Students focusing on public administration choose courses that provide skills in day-to-day management of public sector operations.
15 units of advanced (300- or 400-level) coursework selected from the following and authorized by University College:
- Business and Public Policy
- Environmental and Energy Issues
- Media and Politics
- Urban Politics and Administration
- Introduction to Public Administration
- Race, Politics, and Public Policy
- Management of Public Issues
- Public Budgeting and Finance
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Economics of Public Policy
- Leadership for Organizational Success
- Other courses with approval
Students completing a Concentration in Public Policy and Administration should also take:
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- One introductory course in statistics
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