Undergraduate Certificate - Public Policy Analysis

Minimum Total for Graduation: 15-18 hours
Degree: Certificate

This 15-18 credit hour certificate is designed for students of any major and non-degree students who want to understand how public policies are made and evaluate them on a number of criteria, including efficiency, effectiveness, and equity.

Program Requirements:

​​​Required Courses (3-6 hours)
PAD 380QR - Public Sector Research Methods 3(3-0)
PAD 414 - Public Policy Analysis 3(3-0)

Electives I (3-6 hours)
Select 3-6 hours from the following:

PAD 313 - Public Budgeting Processes 3(3-0)
PSC 125 - African-American Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 320 - The American Legislative Process 3(3-0)
PSC 321 - The American Chief Executive 3(3-0)
PSC 322 - Judicial Process and Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 323 - American Parties and Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 326/WGS 326 - Women and Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 327 - Lobbying and Interest Group Behavior 3(3-0)

Electives II (6-9 hours)
Select 6-9 hours from the following:

​PAD 585 - Public Sector Information Technology Management 3(3-0)
PSC 301 - Law and Policy in Michigan State Government 3(3-0)
PSC 453 - American Foreign Policy 3(3-0)
PSC 515 - Comparative Public Policy 3(3-0)
PSC 516 - Environmental Politics and Policy 3(3-0)
PSC 522 - Regulatory Processes and Administrative Law 3(3-0)

Total: 15-18 semester hours​