Why study political science?
Because political science advances our understanding of politics, power, governance, and public policy in the United States and across the globe.
Requirements for the Public Policy in the U.S. Minor
The Public Policy in the U.S. minor involves course work focused on domestic U.S. public policy and the political environment surrounding the making and implementation of policy.
*NOTE - Students in more than one minor offered through the political science department cannot overlap more than one course between two minors.
Public Policy in U.S. Minor Core
|Public Policy in the U.S. Minor Core Requirements (6)|
|POLS 110||Introduction to U.S. Politics||3|
|POLS 320||Introduction to Public Policy||3|
|Public Policy in U.S. Minor Electives (83-87)|
|At least 12 hours of POLS courses from approved list:||12|
|POLS 493||Directed Readings (if content is appropriate)||1-3|
|POLS 528||Environmental Justice and Public Policy||3|
|POLS 553||Comparative Environmental Politics||3|
|POLS 563||Comparative Political Economy||3|
|POLS 566||Social Welfare, Taxation, and the Citizen||3|
|POLS 613||Comparative U.S. State Politics||3|
|POLS 614||Urban Politics||3|
|POLS 620||Formulation of Public Policy||3|
|POLS 621||Public Policy Analysis||3|
|POLS 622||Government and the Economy||3|
|POLS 623||The Politics of Social Policy||3|
|POLS 624||Environmental Politics and Policy||3|
|POLS 625||Extremist Groups and Government Response||3|
|POLS 628||The Politics of Public Health||3|
|POLS 629||Topics in Public Policy: __________||1-3|
|POLS 630||Politics of Identity||3|
|POLS 634||Bureaucratic Politics||3|
|POLS 640||Politics of Reproductive Policy||3|
|POLS 644||Justice and Public Policy in Democratic Societies||3|
|POLS 670||United States Foreign Policy||3|
|POLS 672||International Political Economy||3|
|POLS 673||International Organization||3|
|POLS 675||Russian Foreign Policy||3|
|POLS 677||U.S. National Security Policy||3|
|POLS 720||The Scope of Public Policy (graduate level)||3|
Minor Hours & Minor GPA
While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.
Minor Junior/Senior Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.