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Political Science Department

Minor - Public Administration and Public Policy

The Public Administration and Public Policy minor provides a structured introduction to the practice of government. This minor appeals especially to students who are interested in exploring careers in the public, private, or non-profit sectors that involve policy development, advocacy, and evaluation, or government relations. This minor compliments the Political Science major, as well as other majors across the social sciences, business, journalism, justice studies, social work, and many other disciplines.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Course Requirements

Preparation for the Minor3
Complete one course from:
POLS 001. American GovernmentUS233
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentD3+US233
Requirements of the Minor15
POLS 114. Introduction to Public Administration3
POLS 130. American Public Policy4
Complete two courses from:
POLS 102. State Government and PoliticsUS34
POLS 103. Local Government and Politics4
POLS 121A. Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers4
POLS 149. Comparative Public Policy and Administration4
POLS 181. Internships4

Total Units:18