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Public Policy (PUBPL) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2003

Public Policy (PUBPL) - Archive

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PROFESSOR CAROL NECHEMIAS, Program Coordinator, School of Public Affairs

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.

For a B.S. degree in Public Policy a minimum of 120 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Public Policy major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average and an average of C (2.00) or better in any course already taken in the major.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-7 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 11-21 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 61-64 credits
(This includes 0-7 credits of General Education Courses: 0-4 credits of GQ courses; 0-3 credits of GS courses)
(At least 15 credits of 400 level courses must be taken from Additional and/or Supporting courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSE (3 credits)
PL SC 470W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (31-34 credits)
Select 3-6 credits[1] from the following: ECON 002 GS(3) and ECON 004(3), or select PUBPL 350(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits[1] from the following: PL SC 001 GS(3) or PUBPL 301(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits[1] from the following: PL SC 002(3) or PUBPL 304W(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4 credits[1] from the following: STAT 200 GQ(4) or SCLSC 320(4)(Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits[1] from the following: PUBPL 480(3) or PUBPL 481(3), PUBPL 482(3), PUBPL 483(3), PUBPL 484(3), PUBPL 485(3) or PUBPL 490(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits from the following: PL SC 003 GS(3), PL SC 014 GS(3), PUBPL 360(3), PUBPL 361 DF(3), PUBPL 400(3), PUBPL 401(3), PUBPL 403(3), PUBPL 408(3), PUBPL 409(3), PUBPL 410 GI(3), PUBPL 411 DF(3), PUBPL 412 GI(3), PUBPL 413 GI(3), PUBPL 420(3), PUBPL 421 DF(3), PUBPL 426(3), PUBPL 436 DF(3), PUBPL 437 DF(3), PUBPL 446(3), PUBPL 451(3), PUBPL 452(3), PUBPL 454(3), PUBPL 455(3), PUBPL 464(3), PUBPL 470(3), PUBPL 495(3-12), PUBPL 496(1-18), PUBPL 497(1-9), H C M 463(3), H C M 464(3), H C M 465(3), H C M 467(3), INT U 200 GS(3), and any CRIMJ course (Sem: 1-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following: AFRAS 300-499(3), BE SC 300-499(3), PSYC 300-499(3), SOCIO 300-499(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from the following: AMSTD 300-499(3), C ART 300-499(3) , C HIS 300-499(3), C MUS 300-499(3), HCOMM 300-499(3), HUM 300-499(3), LIT 300-499(3), PHLOS 300-499(3), ENLSH 402(3), ENLSH 407(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-057

Review Date: 4/8/03

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