UT Dallas 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Public Policy (BS)

The Public Policy program is an interdisciplinary academic program, drawing upon the insights of Political Science, Economics, and other related fields, to help students to tackle the "wicked problems" in domestic public policy.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Policy is a degree program intended for individuals who will systematically analyze public policy issues, implementation, and analysis. Students will be prepared for entry-level analytical and administrative positions in a wide array of professional settings in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Bachelor of Science in Public Policy

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)1

View an Example of Degree Requirements by Semester

Faculty

Professors: Brian J. L. Berry, Patrick T. Brandt, Thomas L. Brunell, Harold D. Clarke, Paul Diehl, Lloyd J. Dumas, Euel W. Elliott, Donald A. Hicks, Jennifer S. Holmes, Murray J. Leaf, Richard K. Scotch, Marianne C. Stewart

Associate Professors: Simon M. Fass, Dohyeong Kim, Banks P. Miller, Clint W. Peinhardt

Clinical Associate Professor: Karl K. Ho

Assistant Professors: Jonas Bunte, Vito D'Orazio, Thomas Gray, Lauren Ratliff

I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2

Communication: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Communication core courses (see advisor)

Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics core courses (at or above the level of MATH 1325 Applied Calculus Math)

Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences core courses (see advisor)

Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy, and Culture core courses (see advisor)

Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Creative Arts core courses (see advisor)

American History: 6 semester credit hours

HIST 1301 U.S. History Survey to Civil War

HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey from Civil War

Government / Political Science: 6 semester credit hours

GOVT 2305 American National Government

GOVT 2306 State and Local Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics3, 4

Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours

EPPS 2301 Research Design in the Social and Policy Sciences3, 4

And choose one course from the following:

EPPS 2302 Methods of Quantitative Analysis in the Social and Policy Sciences3, 4

EPPS 2303 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics for the Social and Policy Sciences3, 4

II. Major Requirements: 54 semester credit hours

Major Preparatory Courses: 12-13 semester credit hours (0 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum)

MATH 1325 APPLIED CALCULUS I3, 4

or MATH 2413 DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS3, 4

or MATH 2417 CALCULUS I3, 4

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics3, 4

EPPS 2301 Research Design in the Social and Policy Sciences3, 4

EPPS 2302 Methods of Quantitative Analysis in the Social and Policy Sciences3, 4

or EPPS 2303 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics for the Social and Policy Sciences3, 4

Major Core Courses: 30 semester credit hours

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 3310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 3311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

GEOG 3304 Introduction to Geospatial Information Sciences

PSCI 3325 American Public Policy

PSCI 3322 Constitutional Law

PSCI 4343 Congress and Public Policy

PSCI 3362 The American Political Institutions

PPOL 4300 Capstone class*

PPOL 4398 Internship5

or PPOL 4V91 Undergraduate Research5

Public Policy Courses: 24 semester credit hours

Choose eight courses from the following:

CRIM 4311 Crime and Justice Policy

ECON 3315 Sports Economics

ECON 3330 Economics of Health

ECON 3336 Economics of Education

ECON 4320 Public Sector Economics

ECON 4336 Environmental Economic Theory and Policy

ECON 4332 Energy and Natural Resource Economics

GEOG 3377 Urban Planning and Policy

GISC 4384 Health and Environmental GIS: A Global Perspective

IPEC 4301 Political Economy of Industrialized Countries

IPEC 4305 Topics in Science, Technology and Institutions

IPEC 4309 Urban Development

IPEC 4384 Health and Environmental Policy: A Global Perspective

PSCI 3310 Public Administration

PSCI 3326 Politics and Business

PSCI 3323 American Federalism

PSCI 4304 Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy

PSCI 4305 Political Research

PSCI 4307 Predicting Politics

PSCI 4370 Policy Making Process

SOC 4386 Social Policy in Modern Societies

PPOL 4396 Topics in Public Policy6

PPOL 4398 Internship5

PPOL 4V91 Undergraduate Research5

PPOL 4V96 Independent Study

PPOL 4V99 Senior Honors in Public Policy

PA 3380 Organizations and Management in the Public Sector

PA 4351 Urban Management

PA 4355 Nonprofit Organizations

Other Classes as approved by Program Head

III. Elective Requirements: 24 semester credit hours7

Students must complete a minor within these elective hours

This requirement may be satisfied with lower- and upper-division courses from any field of study. Students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division courses to qualify for graduation.

Minor in Public Policy: 21 semester credit hours

Required Courses: 12 semester credit hours

GOVT 2305 American National Government

GOVT 2306 State and Local Government

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics

PSCI 3325 American Public Policy

Upper-Division Courses: 9 semester credit hours

Choose three from the following:

IPEC 4301 Politics of Industrialized Countries

IPEC 4305 Topics in Science, Technology and Institutions

IPEC 4309 Urban Development

IPEC 4384 Health and Environmental Policy: A Global Perspective

PA 3380 Organizations and Management in the Public Sector

PA 4351 Urban Management

PA 4355 Nonprofit Organizations

PPOL 4301 Law, Science, and Policy

PPOL 4302 Data and Policy

PPOL 4303 The Internet and Public Policy

PPOL 4396 Topics in Public Policy6

PPOL 4398 Internship8

PSCI 3310 Public Administration

PSCI 3322 Constitutional Law

PSCI 3326 Politics and Business

PSCI 3362 The American Political Institutions

PSCI 4304 Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy

PSCI 4305 Political Research

PSCI 4307 Predicting Politics

PSCI 4343 Congress and Public Policy

Other classes as approved by program head

Minor in Science, Technology, and Policy: 18 semester credit hours

Required Courses: 9 semester credit hours

GOVT 2305 American National Government

PSCI 3325 American Public Policy

PPOL 4301 Law, Science, and Policy9

or IPEC 4305 Topics in Science, Technology and Institutions9

Elective Courses: 9 semester credit hours

Choose 3 courses from the following:

IPEC 4305 Topics in Science, Technology, and Institutions9

IPEC 4384 Health and Environmental Policy: A Global Perspective

PPOL 4301 Law, Science, and Policy9

PPOL 4302 Data and Policy

PPOL 4303 The Internet and Public Policy

PPOL 4396 Topics in Public Policy

PSCI 4304 Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy

PSCI 4356 International Political Economy

1. Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.

2. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.

3. A Major requirement that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.

4. Prerequisite course to upper-division courses.

5. Course can be taken as a Prescribed Elective if not used as a Major Core.

6. Course can be repeated for credit.

7. At least 6 semester credit hours must come from upper-division courses.

8. PPOL 4398 can be used for Public Policy minor if it has not been used as part of the Major Core.

9. May be used to fulfill the Elective Courses requirement of the Science, Technology, and Policy minor if not used in the Required Courses component.

Updated: 2017-06-28 19:15:16
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