General Requirements for the Public Affairs Minor

Students must complete a minimum of 24 units and 6 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the minor in public affairs.

Three of the following introductory courses, one from each department:

Economics (choose one)

ECON 053: Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 055: Introductory Macroeconomics

Political Science (choose one)
POLS 011: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 041: U.S. Government and Politics

Sociology (choose one)
SOCI 041: Social Problems
SOCI 061: Urban Society
 

One of the following public policy/administration courses:

POLS 119: Government in Action-Public Policy Analysis
POLS 128: Introduction to Public Administration

One of the following research methods courses:

COMM 160: Communication Research Methods
ECON 161: Empirical Methods
INTL 101: Social Science Research Methods
POLS 133: Political Science Research
SOCI 171: Social Research Methods


One of the following applied topics courses:

COMM 117: Public Advocacy
COMM 143: Intercultural Communication
ECON 131: Public Finance
ECON 157: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 180: Labor Economics
ECON 183: Health Economics
HIST 132: American Immigration
HIST 133: Women in U.S. History
HIST 136: American Environmental History
INTL 174: Global Environmental Policy
POLS 162: International Organizations
POLS 170: U.S. Foreign Policy
SOCI 111: Environment and Society
SOCI 125: Sociology of Health and Illness
SOCI 127: Family and Marriage
SOCI 133: Criminology

Notes: At least 16 units in the minor must be taken at the University of the Pacific.

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