Public Policy Immersion

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This immersion provides students with a clear understanding of public policy, the policy process, and policy analysis. Students have the opportunity to develop perspectives on a variety of contemporary public policy issues, especially those that emerge from scientific and technological advancements. Policy Analysis (PUBL-301) and Decision Analysis (PUBL-302) are offered especially for students who are considering the MS in public policy or who have an interest in analytical tools. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in public policy.
  • Students are required to complete at least one course at the 300-level or above as part of the immersion.

The program code for Public Policy Immersion is PUBPOL-IM.

Curriculum for Public Policy Immersion

Choose three of the following:  
   PUBL-201    Ethics, Values & Public Policy  
   PUBL-210    Introduction to Qualitative Policy Analysis  
   PUBL-301    Public Policy Analysis  
   PUBL-302    Decision Analysis  
   PUBL-363    Cyber Security Policy and Law  
   PUBL-510    Technology Innovation and Public Policy  
   PUBL-520    Information & Communications Policy  
   PUBL-530    Energy Policy  
   PUBL-531    Climate Change: Science, Technology and Policy  
   PUBL-589    Topics in Public Policy  
   STSO-201    Science and Technology Policy  
   STSO-341    Biomedical Issues: Science and Technology  
   STSO-421    Environmental Policy  


* At lease one course must be taken at the 300-level or above.