The public policy minor provides undergraduates with a systematic overview of public policy questions, deals with these questions in theoretical and conceptual ways, and exposes students to practical issues of public policy through the examination of specific policy issues and real-world policy questions.
To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, enroll in Policy Studies 10A, and file a petition at the School of Public Policy and Social Research Office of Academic Services, 3371 Public Policy Building. For further information, contact Eric H. Monkkonen at (310) 206-4613.
Required Lower Division Core Courses: Policy Studies 10A, 10B. Highly recommended: one statistics course.
Required Upper Division Courses: (1) Three courses from one of the following clusters: labor and work cluster -- Policy Studies 141, 142, 144, 145, 148; social welfare cluster -- Social Welfare 100A, 100B, 101, 102, 104A through 104E, 105; urban policy and planning cluster -- Urban Planning 191, 192, 193 (may be repeated for credit with topic change), 197; (2) one elective course offered by the School of Public Policy and Social Research not used to satisfy the core or cluster requirement; (3) research seminar (Policy Studies 197); fieldwork experience taken for credit may be substituted for the research seminar by petition.
All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.