PLS with Public Policy Specialization

Political Science Major with Public Policy Specialization

The following are the requirements for the Political Science Major with Public Policy Specialization.

General Course Core

Students must complete each of the following:

  • PLS121 American Government and Politics
  • PLS215 Comparative Political Systems
  • PLS310 Political Science Research Methods
  • PLS591 Senior Research Seminar (Fall term only)

Public Policy Core

  • PLS331 Public Administration
  • PLS433 Public Policy Analysis

Area Requirements

Six credits from the following:  PLS333, PLS334, PLS337, PLS372, PLS435, PLS436, PLS438, PLS481

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Three credits from the following:  PLS320, PLS322, PLS324, PLS325, PLS326

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Three credits in comparative politics at the 300 or 400 level:

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Three credits in international relations at the 300 or 400 level:

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Recommended:  PLS483 Public Affairs Internship

Requisite courses for public policy track:  ECO203, ECO205