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(Archive) Public Policy (PUBPL)

Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2000

Public Policy (PUBPL) - (ARCHIVE)


The Public Policy major, based in the School of Public Affairs, gives students the opportunity to develop skills to make, implement, and analyze public policy. It also helps students prepare for graduate studies and careers in fields of law, public administration, political science, and economics. Public Policy provides students with the flexibility to tailor an academic program to suit their needs. Building on the program core, students may choose electives from a broad array of courses in public policy and other areas. Students with specific goals may choose to take a number of electives in a particular area of study.

Full-time Penn State faculty teach most of the courses. Part-time faculty with particular professional strengths (e.g., a practicing attorney with governmental experience, a correction system administrator) complement the full-time staff.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

Semesters 1-4 completed at another location.

ELECTIVES: 28 credits (Sem: 1-8)


Public Policy Core Courses (16 credits)
SCLSC 320 (4), PUBPL 301 (3), 304 (3), 350 (3), and a Senior Seminar selected from PUBPL 480 (3), 481 (3), 482 (3), 483 (3), 484 (3), 485 (3), or 490 (3) (Sem: 5-8)

Public Policy Selections (15 credits)
Select from PUBPL 360 (3), 361 (3), 400 (3), 401 (3), 403 (3), 408 (3), 409 (3), 410 (3), 411 (3), 412 (3), 413 (3), 420 (3), 421 (3), 426 (3), 436 (3), 437 (3), 446 (3), 451 (3), 452 (3), 454 (3), 455 (3), 464 (3), 470 (3), 495 (3-9), 496 (1-18), 497 (1-9), HCM 463 (3), 464 (3), 465 (3), 466 (3), 467 (3), and any CRIMJ (Sem: 5-8)

Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Select from AFRAS, BE SC, PSYC, SOCIO (Sem: 5-8)

Humanities (6 credits)
Select from AMSTD, C ART, C HIS, C MUS, HCOMM, HUM, LIT, PHLOS, ENLSH 402 (3), or 407 (3) (Sem: 5-8)

Additional Courses (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of 100-200 level courses from AAA S, AM ST, ANTH, ECON, GEOG, H DEV, HIST, ITAG, INTST, INT U, HD FS, MN EC, PL SC, R SOC, SPCOM, SOC, SO SC, WMNST, HSTRY, LATAM, POLSC, S T S, ECNS, PSY, PSYCH (Sem: 1-4)

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 7/1/98



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