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Minors in Public Policy

The Public Policy Program offers a minor that is intended to provide students with interdisciplinary training in applied social sciences. Students who pursue the minor are required to take the courses listed below for a total of 35 units in Public Policy and its supporting disciplinary departments. Because University rules prohibit double-counting courses, the requirements for a minor differ according to the student's major requirements. Courses for the minor must be completed for a letter grade.

For students whose major department or program requires no courses in economics and political science, the requirements for a Public Policy minor are:

Subject and Catalog Number

Units

ECON 1A,B, 50, 51

20

POLISCI 2*

5

PUBLPOL 101

5

PUBLPOL 104

5

For students who are Economics majors or who satisfy a major requirement by taking ECON 50, but have taken no courses in political science, the requirements for a Public Policy minor are:

ECON 51

5

POLISCI 2*

5

PUBLPOL 101

5

PUBLPOL 102

5

PUBLPOL 103B, C or D

5

PUBLPOL 104

5

PUBLPOL 106

5

* The U.S. government and politics requirement can be fulfilled by taking POLISCI 2, passing a diagnostic exam offered by the Public Policy program, or by receiving a score of at least 4 on the Advanced Placement exam in U.S. government and politics (which appears on the Stanford transcript).

For students who are Political Science majors or who satisfy a major requirement by taking POLISCI 2 but no courses in Economics, the requirements for a Public Policy minor are:

ECON 1A,B, 50, 51, 102A

25

PUBLPOL 104

5

PUBLPOL 106

5

For Sociology majors, the requirements for a Public Policy minor are:

ECON 1A,B, 50, 51, 102A

25

PUBLPOL 103B, C or D

5

PUBLPOL 104

5

For students who major in another interdepartmental program such as International Relations and who satisfy major requirements by taking ECON 50, POLISCI 2, and an introductory course in statistics such as ECON 102A or STATS 60, the requirements for a Public Policy minor are:

ECON 51, 102B

10

PUBLPOL 101

5

PUBLPOL 102

5

PUBLPOL 103B, C or D

5

PUBLPOL 104

5

PUBLPOL 106

5

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