Public Policy

Public policy is an interdisciplinary field that draws on economics, European
studies, and political science. Students in this minor develop skills in analyzing policymaking processes, evaluating policy decisions and outcomes, and understanding specific policy-making contexts.

Total: 6 courses

Required Courses (4 courses):

ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 224 Economics of Public Policy
POS 201 Comparative Politics POS 306 Public Policy Analysis

Elective courses (2 courses):

One (1) course from the following:

ECO 211 Environmental and Energy Economics
ECO 221 Public Finance
ECO 223 Economic Development
ECO 231 Labor Economics

One (1) course from the following:

EUR 303 Policy-making in the European Union
EUR 405 Topics in Areas Related to the European Union*
POS 304 Global Political Economy
POS 307 Research Methods in Politics**
POS 401 Topics in Politics*

* Topics courses in EUR and POS must be approved in advance for the minor by the Chairperson of the Department of Political Science and European Studies.

** Requires research proposal relevant to public policy.

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