NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.
Public Policy Minor
Public Policy Concentration in the Politics, Economics, Policy and Law (PEPL) Major
Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Public Policy Program at Mills College will offer three options for undergraduate students, including: 1) a concentration in the politics, economics, policy and law (PEPL) major, 2) a public policy minor, and 3) the BA/MPP Accelerated Master’s Degree Program. For information about the PEPL major and the public policy concentration, please refer to the PEPL major. Students who entered Mills prior to September 2016 may choose to continue their major under the former major requirements or under the new concentration in PEPL.Public Policy Minor
(a minimum of 16 semester course credits)
Note: This Minor is open to any student in any major. If you believe there may be an overlap with your major, please contact a public policy advisor who can assist in identifying an acceptable course substitution.
Core Law and Ethics
Public Policy Electives
BA/MPP Accelerated Master's Degree Program
(a minimum of 26 semester course credits)
The Mills College BA/MPP Program allows majors in politics, economics, policy, and law (PEPL), minors in public policy, and majors in numerous other fields to earn both a BA and an MPP in a total of five years. All requirements for the BA degree are completed during the first four years, and during this time, students take a set of foundation courses that prepare them for the one-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program.
PEPL majors, public policy minors, and majors in other fields, are eligible to apply for the BA/MPP Program. Current Mills undergraduate students interested in pursuing the BA/MPP should consult with the Public Policy Program Director two years prior to their bachelor's degree graduation date in order to learn about application and course requirements and establish a course plan.
Students planning to pursue the one-year accelerated Master of Public Policy (MPP) should plan to take the following foundation courses (recommended in the order shown) during their undergraduate experience:
Dimensions of Diversity in Public Policy
For more information, see the description of the MPP Program in the Graduate Catalog.
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the Current Semester
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