Minor in Public Policy

UConn's minor in public policy gives students an overview of how to design, manage, and evaluate public policies and programs. The minor emphasizes the real-world policy applications of interdisciplinary theory and methods.

The public policy minor is an excellent complement to social science majors such as economics, political science, and sociology. The minor’s interdisciplinary approach also works well with majors in applied fields such as business; human development and family sciences; urban and community studies; and environmental science.

This minor is open to current undergraduates in any major and at any UConn campus. The School of Public Policy routinely offers undergraduate courses at both the Hartford and Storrs campuses. Learn more about the PP minor in Hartford!

Program Details

Minor Requirements

The minor requires 15 credits at the 2000-level or above. Students choose 15 credits of Public Policy (PP) undergraduate courses or graduate courses (if enrolled in the Fast-Track program) in consultation with their academic advisors. One course from the following list may be used to meet this requirement: PP/URBN 2100ECON 2201, 2211Q, 2311Q, 2328W24312439, and 2456.

Students must also earn a C (2.0) or higher in each of these courses.

How to Declare the Minor

Students at the Storrs and regional campuses can declare the PP minor online at the Program Plan Change (PPC) website.

PP Minor and the Fast-Track

The Fast-Track program allows any UConn undergraduate student to take graduate-level coursework towards a master’s degree in public administration (MPA), public policy (MPP), or survey research (MASR).

Students can pursue both the PP minor and the Fast-Track program since PP courses taken as part of the Fast-Track can be counted toward the minor.

Interested students should contact Catherine Guarino, Administrative Program Director, at catherine.guarino@uconn.edu.


With questions about the PP minor, please contact Catherine Guarino, Administrative Program Director, at catherine.guarino@uconn.edu.