2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policy Studies Minor

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Michelle Walker

Director, Community Programs, Public Affairs Program

102 Maxwell Hall


Email: mawalker@syr.edu

The Policy Studies Minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding problems confronting our society. The minor in policy studies consists of 18 credits, of which at least 12 credits must be in courses above 299. We strongly recommend that you try to fit the major into your academic plans rather than the minor.

Additional Information

The remaining nine credits can be taken from courses numbered above 299 from a list of electives. Each semester the Policy Studies Department provides a list of electives available in 102 Maxwell or online at https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/policy-studies/, including Study Abroad options. 

A minor in policy studies is granted after all coursework has been completed. A Petition to the Faculty form should be written listing completed courses that count towards the minor. If you are undecided between the minor and the major, contact Professor Coplin at wdcoplin@syr.edu or Michelle Walker at mawalker@syr.edu or come to Maxwell 102 to make an appointment. Once you have decided on the minor, Michelle Walker will be your advisor.

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