Public Policy Comparative/International Track

Following is a list of required courses. Students who believe they have had a comparable course at a four-year university or community college may submit a Student Petition form to the department to waive the course requirements.  Students may submit a Student Petition form to count a maximum of four courses as transfer credit toward the Public Policy major.

Students should consult with academic advisors in the major for specific guidance regarding completion of general education requirements. Students seeking a double major in Public Policy and Political Science (highly recommended) may count some of the prerequisites (201 and 371) and core (451) with Political Science.

Required Prerequisites9
ECO 201Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECO 202Introduction to Macroeconomics3
PSC 371Introduction to Comparative Politics3
Required Core Courses17
PSC 311Introduction to Public Policy3
PSC 326Ideas, Ethics, and Public Policy3
PSC 410Policy Analysis and Implementation3,4
PSC 451Empirical Political Analysis3,4
PSC 452ECCE: Economic Analysis3
PSC 487Public Policy Closing Seminar / Capstone2
or PSC 488 Honors Public Policy Closing Seminar / Capstone
Public Policy Track Electives (choose three)9
Gender, Politics, and Public Policy
International Law and Organizations
International Political Economy
ECCE: Latin American Politics
Terrorism and Public Policy
American Foreign Policy
International Politics of the Middle East
Additional Electives (six hours of PSC courses) 16
Total Hours41
1

Three hours may be from outside of PSC with approval of advisor

2

Hours may be taken in the major