Minor in Public Policy and Leadership

Minor in Public Policy and Leadership

Program: Minor. Impact: Major.

The Minor in Public Policy and Leadership examines public policy issues and decision-making processes through instruction in economic, political, historical, and psychological factors in public policy formulation and application. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional careers in government and the non-profit sector, as well as graduate study in law, business, journalism, and other professional programs. Employers and graduate schools recognize a completed minor as indicative of broader preparation than a single degree and a sign of curiosity and eagerness to learn. The underlying model of policy analysis enriches and complements a variety of undergraduate specializations.

The minor consists of 18 distinct credit hours of coursework with no double counting of courses with a student’s major or second major.

Eligible Applicants

UVA students who have completed and earned a C or higher in ECON 2010 or equivalent and social psychology (either LPPL 3100 OR PSYC 2600 or equivalent).

Application Dates

Opening: Nov 15, 2019
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020

Admissions Contact

Anne Carter Mulligan
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Many backgrounds. One ethos.

Many backgrounds. One ethos.

Batten strives to be a community where intolerance is not tolerated, prejudice is rejected, and public service is an expectation.