Public Policy Minor
Accelerated Degree Programs: BA/MPP | MPP/MBA
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.
The joint MPP/MBA Accelerated Degree Program enables Mills students to complete the 3-year MPP/MBA program with two years of graduate study by taking some courses as part of their undergraduate degree.
The joint MPP/MBA program is 23 courses (69 semester course credits). Students can count undergraduate courses as satisfying 8-11 of the courses required for the MPP/MBA, leaving 12-15 courses (36-45 semester course credits) to be taken as part of the graduate degree. The joint MPP/MBA degree requires at least 12 courses (36 semester course credits) be taken during the graduate part of the Accelerated Degree Program.
Students planning to pursue the joint MPP/MBA Accelerated Degree Program should plan to take the following courses during their undergraduate experience:
Fulfill the ethics requirement with:
And take the remaining requirements at the graduate level. For more information see the description of the Joint MPP/MBA in the Graduate Catalog.
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