Policy Administration & Policy Studies Concentration for Political Science Majors (36 credit hours)

This program is open to political science and economics majors.  It has three objectives:

  1. To provide a pre-professional education in social sciences within a liberal arts curriculum;
  2. To offer theoretical and analytical preparation for advanced training in public management, policy analysis, and applied social science; and
  3. To equip students with knowledge and skills to serve in a variety of positions at the local, state, and federal levels of public service.

Political Studies (required, 12 credit hours):

  • PO 101 United States Politics
  • PO 204 Introduction to Policy Studies
  • PO 302 Public Administration
  • PO 312 Urban Politics

Analytical Studies

Political Science majors (required, 12 credit hours):

  • EC 201 & 202 Principles of Economics, I-II
  • EC 312 Economics of the Public Sector
  • PO 300 Political Science Research Methods

Economics majors (required, 12 credit hours):

  • EC 201 & 202 Principles of Economics, I-II
  • EC 208 Business and Economic Statistics, II
  • EC 312 Economics of the Public Sector

Substantive Focus Studies (6 credit hours):

  • PO 305 Sex, Gender, and Politics
  • PO 309 Budget and Public Policy
  • PO 310 The Politics of Race
  • PO 316 Social Movements
  • PO 318 Interest Groups and Political Parties
  • PO 337 Comparative Health Policies
  • PO 361 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • EC 331 Industrial Organization and Public Policies
  • EC 332 Economics of Regulation

Internship (optional 3 credit hours):

  • PO 390 (internship in government)