Undergraduates who minor in public policy often describe it as the “perfect way” to better understand how policy affects all aspects of society—from urban development, international relations, and technological change to health care, education, and the law. The Public Policy Minor is open to Dartmouth undergraduates from all majors who seek a coherent program of study in the broadly defined field of public policy. This program prepares students for careers in a variety of policy-related fields, including jobs in policy analysis, research and not-for-profit organizations, and as consultants for business and government entities. Intentionally flexible and broad in scope, the program draws faculty from across the social sciences and interdisciplinary programs. Prominent policy makers and scholars who visit the campus offer an even closer look at policy making not only through lectures and seminars but also during informal dinner discussions with students that provide a chance to examine issues one-to-one. See alumni who graduated with a Public Policy Minor.
PBPL 42/GOVT 60: Ethics and Public Policy, Professor Lucas Swaine (10)
PBPL 81.9/GOVT 83.02: Politics and Markets, Professor Linda Fowler (3A)
PBPL 82.2/SOCY 67: Political Power of Ideas, Professor John Campbell (11)
PBPL 85: Global Policy Leadership, Professor Charles Wheelan (2A)
PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy, Professor Ronald Shaiko (Arrange)
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Last Updated: 9/10/14