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Public Policy Minor

Public Policy Minor


Program Requirements:

Public Policy is a minimum 30 credit hour minor. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the minor, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the minor.

Students must complete at least 20 graded credits in upper division courses counting toward the minor

A minimum of 10 credit hours counting toward the minor must be completed at Eastern Oregon University.

This checksheet is in effect summer 2022. See PDF at the bottom of the checksheet for requirements from summer 2015 to spring 2022.

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
POLS 101American National Government [SSC, UWR, DPD]5
POLS 350Public Policy [SSC]5
POLS 352Budgetary Politics & Process5
POLS 409Field Placement1
POLS 450Applied Policy Analysis [UWR]5
Choose 9 credits from the following upper division Political Science courses:

Non-Political Science courses may be counted with prior program approval

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
POLS 310Selected Topics1-6
POLS 314State & Local Government [UWR]5Any lower division political science course
POLS 315Globalization and Beer2Must be at least 21 years of age
POLS 316Politics and Beer2Must be at least 21 years of age
POLS 317Beer and Tourism2
POLS 318The American Dream2
POLS 320The Presidency (next offered 2024)5Any lower division Political Science Course
POLS 340Politics and Media [SSC,UWR]5
POLS 353Rural Governance [UWR]5
POLS 354Public Personnel Management [UWR]5
POLS 381Jurisprudence [UWR]5
POLS 382Constitutional Law [UWR]5
POLS 383Civil Liberties [UWR]5
POLS 384Administrative Law & Process [UWR]3
POLS 402Selected Topics1-5
POLS 410Selected Topics1-5
POLS 451Applied Public Administration [SSC]5
POLS 477Gambling Policy [UWR]5

Students pursuing a combination of Public Policy, Political Science, Pre-Law, and Public Administration minors may apply POLS 101 to more than one minor. No other courses can overlap and apply to more than one minor.

Students pursuing a combination of Public Policy, Political Science, Pre-Law and Public Administration minors must take POLS 409 multiple times, once for each minor. No more than 5 credits of POLS 409 can be counted towards any of the above minors.

Total credits required for major: 30

If the requirements for the minor are not met at the time of graduation, the minor will not be awarded.

The changes to this checksheet start summer 2022

Last update October 2021

Previous EPCC Checksheet (January 2015 update [summer 2015 to spring 2022])