This minor equips students with the background and tools to understand the complexities of policy formation and implementation as leaders and managers in the political arena.

Faculty

Conant (minor advisor)

Policies

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits in government with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: PPMG

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Core Courses

GOVT 103Introduction to American Government (Mason Core)3
GOVT 351Administration in the Political System3
Total Credits6

Elective Courses

Select four elective courses from the following:12
GOVT 35X
public administration
GOVT 36X
public policy
GOVT 45X
administration, law and procedures
GOVT 46X
public policy issues
Internship 1
Total Credits12
1

Only when relevant, with the prior written approval of the minor advisor.