The Public Policy Program offers a minor that provides undergraduate students with interdisciplinary training in applied social sciences.
- ECON 1: Principles of Economics
- ECON 50: Economic Analysis I
- One of the following:
- ECON 102A: Introduction to Statistical Methods (Postcalculus) for Social Scientists
- ECON 102B: Applied Econometrics
- PUBLPOL 104: Economic Policy Analysis
- One of the following depending on major degree requirements:
- PUBLPOL 101: Politics and Public Policy
- PUBLPOL 106: Law and Economics orPUBLPOL 154: Politics and Policy in California orPUBLPOL 156: Health Care Policy and Reform
- PUBLPOL 103C: Justice or PUBLPOL 103D: Ethics and Politics of Public Service or PUBLPOL 134: Ethics on the Edge: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, and Individuals (PUBLPOL 134 must be taken together with either PUBLPOL 103E: Ethics on the Edge Public Policy Core Seminar or PUBLPOL 103F: Ethics of Truth in a Post-Truth World to fulfill this requirement)
Please note that Public Policy students are never required to take a course which duplicates material they have already mastered. Students may, by petition, substitute a different course for a requirement whose material may be duplicative. This flexibility does not reduce the number of units (35) required for the minor. Because Public Policy minor requirements may vary depending on a student's major requirements, it is required that you review your course plans with a program administrator.
For Economics Majors
Economics majors are permitted to double-count ECON 1: Principles of Economics, ECON 50: Economic Analysis I, and ECON 51: Economic Analysis II because such courses satisfy only introductory skill requirements for the Economics major. Economics majors should consider taking PUBLPOL 101, PUBLPOL 103C (or any of the alternatives for this class) and/or PUBLPOL 106 (or any of the alternatives) to fulfill the 10 units otherwise fulfilled by ECON 102A and ECON 102B. Please keep in mind that you are required to complete 35 units (taking into account the courses you are allowed to double-count) of approved coursework in order to complete the minor.
For Other Majors
Please keep in mind that you are required to complete 35 units of approved coursework in order to complete the minor.