Majoring in Public Policy


Major

Requirements for the Public Policy MAJOR

Lower-Division Requirements (five courses [at least 20 units])
The following core courses are required of all students enrolled in the public policy
major. These courses can be used to satisfy college breadth requirements.

♦ PBPL 001
♦ PBPL 002
♦ ECON 003
♦ PBPL 004
♦ One course chosen from: HIST 017B, HIST 020, SOC 015 or SOC 020

Upper-Division Requirements (12 courses [at least 48 units])
♦ ECON 101, POSC 114, or STAT 100A
♦ PBPL 101
♦ Ten (10) courses from two tracks, with no more than seven (7) courses in one track.

♦ Public Policy Seminar/Colloquia
During the junior and senior years, students will be required to enroll in
PBPL191, Seminar on Critical Issues in Public Policy, which will include
attendance at public lectures to the campus community by outside speakers –
typically policy makers, administrators and researchers – on timely and important
policy issues facing the Inland Empire, the state, the nation, and the world.

♦ Domestic or International Policy Practicum
In the third or fourth year of the program (or during the summer between the
third and fourth years), students will be required to do a policy practicum
(PBPL198I). This will consist of an internship (paid or voluntary) on a policy issue
or problem with a local, state or federal government agency, non-profit or forprofit
organization, a trade association, a labor/trade union, or a public-affairs
firm.

Select Ten (10) courses between two tracks, with no more than seven (7) courses in one track.

Track 1: Health/Population Policy
ANTH 147/GSST 140, ANTH 160, ECON 129, ECON 156, ECON 183, ENSC 141/ MCBL 141/SWSC 141, ETST 116/ HISA 147, GSST 140/ANTH 147, POSC 180, PSYC 178, PSYC 179, SOC 137
Track 4: Urban/Environmental Policy:
ECON 121F, ECON 143A/ENSC 143A, ECON 143B/ENSC 143B, ECON 146/URST 146, ENSC 101, ENSC 141/MCBL 141/SWSC 141, ENSC 143C/ECON 143C, LWSO 175 (E-Z), PHIL 117, POSC 127, POSC 172/URST 172, SOC 182/URST 182, SOC 184
Track 2: Social, Cultural, and Family Policy
ANTH 109/GSST 109, ANTH 148/GSST 150, ECON 122E, ECON 155/GSST 155, ECON 159, EDUC 114, EDUC 132/POSC 132, ETST 126, ETST 139, ETST 146/EDUC 146, ETST 156, GSST 109/ANTH 109, GSST 150/ANTH 148, MCS 133/SOC 138 MCS 139/SOC 139, MCS 171/SPN 171, PHIL 168/GSST 141, PHIL 108/GSST 108, POSC 146, PSYC 167/ ETST 167, PSYC 168/ETST 168, SOC 120, SOC 122, SOC 130, SOC 138/MCS 133, SOC 139/MCS 139, SOC 143/URST 143, SOC 144, SOC 160, SOC 161, SOC 183 (E-Z)
Track 5: Policy Institutions and Processes:
ANTH 104, ECON 116, ECON 119, HIST 111, HISA 120B, LWSO 100, LWSO 193, PHIL 165, POSC 101, POSC 146, POSC 150, POSC 167, POSC 168, POSC 170, POSC 173, POSC 186, PSYC 175, RLST 174, RLST 175, SOC 150, SOC 151, SOC 159
Track 3: Economic Policy
ECON 132, ECON 135, ECON 117/PHIL 119, ECON 118, ECON 152, ECON 153/BUS 153, ECON 160/BUS 160, ETST 109F, PHIL 116, POSC 164, POSC 182, POSC 186
Track 6: International and Foreign Policy:
ECON 187/LNST 187, POSC 120, POSC 125, POSC 126, POSC 127, POSC 129, POSC 154, POSC 158/LNST 148, POSC 159, POSC 160, POSC 162/LNST 142, POSC 169, RLST 173/POSC 109, SOC 135, SOC 181