Minor in Public Policy

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Why minor in Public Policy?

Addressing the “big” problems in society such as education reform, crime reduction, poverty alleviation, and human rights require the input of business, government, and nonprofit actors in a complex environment. The private, public, and nonprofit sectors are increasingly interconnected in efforts to collaborate and coordinate to develop effective policies to solve social problems and address the needs of diverse stakeholders in society. Public policy affects all aspects of society from urban development to healthcare, the environment, education, international relations, and more.

The Minor in Public Policy is designed to enhance student understanding of public problems and how governments attempt to address them. A minor in public policy may be useful for students considering careers in a variety of policy-related fields, including jobs in policy analysis, research, public shutterstock_77286694administration, nonprofit management, program evaluation, and as consultants for business and government entities. Students pursuing a minor in Public Policy will deepen their understanding of public problems, policy solutions, and their own role as individual citizens in the policy environment. Students can select electives to focus their minor on a substantive policy are of their choice (e.g. environmental policy, health policy, education policy, etc.)

We’ve recently updated our curriculum, added new courses and faculty, and our fall schedule is our largest ever, so please check out our current offerings below. Undergraduate students can start registering on March 29-April 12, depending on your student classification. Click here to view the Summer and Fall 2017 course schedules:
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You can also join us for one of our regularly scheduled info sessions (next on April 18 at 3 p.m. and April 19 at 9 a.m. in the Daley Library Room 1-470 ). Please RSVP to cuppa_students@uic.edu with the date you will be attending.

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Business & Economics

Engineering & Architecture

Social Sciences

Physical & Environment Sciences

Open to undergraduates of all disciplines

Public Policy Minor Requirements (15 credit hours)

2 core courses

1 elective within the Department of Public Administration

2 elective courses from the approved list (below)

Students are encouraged to consult with their primary advisor in their home unit about the suitability of the Public Policy minor to their overall academic plan of study. Elective courses may have prerequisites that do not count toward the minor. Electives may be taken primarily in one department, or across multiple departments.

Public Policy Courses*

* bold items are Fall 2017 offerings, and italicized items are required for the Minor in Public Policy


Notes

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for admission to the minor. A GPA of 2.5/4.0 is required in the courses taken towards the minor.

Note that students pursuing a BA in Urban and Public Affairs (UPA) or Urban Studies (US) and the minor in Public Policy may not use the same courses for both the degree and minor.

Students must submit a Public Policy Minor Application, students can email the completed form to Sharon Hayes at shar@uic.edu.

Need more information? Email Sharon Hayes at shar@uic.edu


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