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Minor in Public Administration and Policy

Public Administration and Policy will prepare students to think critically about problems facing public and nonprofit institutions, to develop and implement solutions to these problems, and to communicate effectively as future public servants. The curriculum melds the study of public administration, public policy, and communication to prepare students for careers in professional public service.

The minor provides a set of core and elective courses from the major that provide students with important skills in policy formation and implementation. Electives for the minor allow students a deeper study of nonprofit management, public policy and evaluation, public management, or communication. 


Students must complete 15 credit hours to earn the minor. 

A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

Core Requirements
PUB_AF 1000Principles of Public Policy Administration3
POL_SC 4320Public Policy3
9 credits from electives in PUB_AF or COMMUN (at least 6 credits must be from PUB AF)9