The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

The Public Policy Minor at the Rockefeller Center

PBPL 5

PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research is taught by Professor Ronald Shaiko (10A) and is offered in the fall term.

Senator Kelly Ayotte PBPL 5

PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy is taught by Professor Ronald Shaiko (10) and is offered in the winter term.

PBPL 45

PBPL 43/ ECON 77: Social Entrepreneurship is taught by Professor Andrew Samwick (2A) and is offered in the winter term.

PBPL 85 participants at the Jordanian King's Academy

PBPL 85: Global Policy Leadership is taught by Professor Ronald Shaiko (3A) and is offered in the fall term, with a travel component during winterim.

PBPL 26 Gilbert Welch

PBPL 26: Health Policy and Clinical Practice is taught by Professor H. Gilbert Welch MD, MPH (10) and is offered in the spring term.

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The Public Policy Minor prepares students from all majors for careers in a variety of policy-related fields—from politics, policy analysis, and public service to journalism, law, entrepreneurship, advocacy, and work in the non-profit sector.

In each course, students learn to think critically, collaborate in teams, and put theory into practice in and out of the classroom, on and off campus.

Public Policy 5: Introduction to Public Policy offered during winter term is the introductory course and gateway to the Public Policy minor and exposes students to the fundamental building blocks of policymaking.

Public Policy 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research offered during fall term serves as a training ground for prospective applicants wishing to serve in the Rockefeller Public Policy Research Shop.

The experiential learning component of each public policy course offered at the Rockefeller Center prepares students to recognize opportunities, conduct policy research, work with policymakers, and effectively lead policy initiatives.

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, the environment, and poverty.

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