Public Policy (Minor)
The minor in Public Policy at UMB is designed to provide effective public policy training for individuals presently or prospectively involved in the public, non-profit, or private sectors. Although based in the Political Science Department, the minor in Public Policy offers an interdisciplinary approach to public policy. The aim of the minor is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental elements involved in the public policy process and the analytical skills (evaluative and quantitative) necessary to make informed judgments about both the policy-making and implementation processes and substantive policy outcomes. The minor does not substitute for a regular major (or any other graduation requirements), and students in all majors, not just Political Science, can complete the Public Policy minor.