Public Policy Analysis Minor


15 credits in minor courses, plus 6 credits in prerequisite courses, including:

ECON 1450Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 2210Public Policy3
POLS 2301Congress3
1-2 additional courses/3-6 credits from the following:3-6
Law & Politics
Const Law: Government Powers
Const Law: Civil Liberties
Const Law: Civil Rights Amer
Politics and Media
US Environmental Politics
International Pol Economy
Int'l Environmental Governance
Ethics and Public Policy
Health Politics and Policy
VT Legislative Research Srvc
Up to 1 additional course/3 credits from the following:0-3
Money and Banking
International Econ I: Trade
Using Data for Economic Policy
Labor Economics
Law and Economics
Econ of Environmental Policy
Additional courses may be applied to the minor with the permission of the director.


ECON 1450: Principles of Microeconomics is the only course that can be counted toward both an Economics major and the Public Policy Analysis minor.


ECON 1400Principles of Macroeconomics3
POLS 1300US Political System3
or POLS 1013 FYS US Political System

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.