Law and Policy Minor

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Note: PP&E and Law and Policy major students cannot minor in Law and Policy.

The Law and Policy minor examines state-society relations and their effects on public policy and competent government. It will help you understand the law and legal institutions, and the relationship between legal thinking, social institutions, and public policy analysis. The coursework will help equip you for careers in teaching, journalism, business, and law. It will also prepare you for graduate programs in public policy, law, business, international studies, journalism, and related fields.

Students completing a minor in Law and Policy should be able to:

  • Engage in and employ sophisticated and logical reasoning;
  • Examine and explain the role of law in understanding governing structures and public policies;
  • Analyze the relationship between law and policy and other areas of inquiry.

Law and Policy minor requirements (25 credits)

All courses in the minor must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Students may request to transfer up to 10 credits to be applied toward the courses fulfilling the minor.

Elective courses (15 credits)

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Declare a minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. If you have any questions about this process, please see your advisor.

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