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 Department of Public Policy routinely offers undergraduate courses at both the Hartford and Storrs campuses.

Program Details

Minor Requirements

The public policy minor consists of 15 credits of any of the following courses chosen in consultation with your academic advisor.

  • All Public Policy (PP) graduate courses (5000-level) meet the requirement.
  • PP 1001 is the only 1000-level course that meets the requirement.
  • URBN 2100 meets the requirement.
  • ECON 2328, 2328W, 2431, 2439, 2456 meet the requirement.

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

How to Apply

Interested students who have questions should email Professor Ken Dautrich.

To declare the minor, students should submit the CLAS Online Program Change (PPC) and contact their academic advisor.