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Political Science: Minor with an Emphasis in Public Administration and Public Policy [POL/PADM] (Minor)

Political Science Department
Robert Spitzer, chair
Old Main, Room 207
607-753-4105

This minor offers an opportunity to develop fundamental skills in the analysis of public agencies and public policies and is a key start for students interested in graduate school.

Career Potential

  • Press secretary
  • Lobbyist
  • Government official
  • Policy researcher

A. Required Courses: 12 credit hours

POL 100 - Introduction to American Government and Politics (3 cr. hr.)
POL 112 - Introduction to Political Research (3 cr. hr.)
POL 240 - Introduction to Public Administration and Public Policy (3 cr. hr.)
POL 341 - Current Issues in Public Policy (3 cr. hr.) B. Elective Courses: 6 credit hours

POL _29: Special Topics in Political Science (by advisement)
POL 242 - Environmental Policy (3 cr. hr.)
POL 270 - Introduction to Political Theory (3 cr. hr.)
POL 304 - Constitutional Law I - Powers (3 cr. hr.)
POL 308 - Environmental Law (3 cr. hr.)
POL 312 - Methods of Political Analysis (3 cr. hr.)
POL 320 - The Legislative Process (3 cr. hr.)
POL 326 - State and Local Government (3 cr. hr.)
POL 329 - Special Topics in Political Science (1-4 cr. hr) (by advisement)
POL 347 - The Politics of Education Policy (3 cr. hr.)
POL 348 - Gun Control: Crime, Law, Policy (3 cr. hr.)
POL 372 - American Political Thought (3 cr. hr.)
POL 405 - Discrimination Law (3 cr. hr.)
POL 420 - The American Presidency (3 cr. hr.)
POL 440 - Law and Politics in the Administrative Process (3 cr. hr.)
POL 441 - Comparative Public Policy (3 cr. hr.)
POL 480 - Washington Semester (16 cr. hr.)
For additional three hours beyond requirement, by advisement only
POL 482 - New York State Legislative Internship (15 cr. hr.)
For additional three hours beyond requirement, by advisement only

POL 483 - Public Administration and Policy Internship (3 cr. hr.)
For additional three hours beyond requirement, by advisement only

POL 485 - Field Study in Political Science (1-16 cr. hr.)
For additional three hours beyond requirement, by advisement only

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18