About this Program

Students pursuing the minor are expected to attend six events before graduation: public lectures, workshops, seminars, and the speakers series offered by the center. These events provide an opportunity to interact with visiting speakers on topics of current interest. Students are required to submit online a one page paper about the event within 24 hours of participation.

Students must have a 3.25 GPA and normally apply during the sophomore or junior year; application deadlines are October 1 and April 1.

Applications must include:

  • A 2-3 page statement of purpose indicating why the student is applying and how the minor will help their future career
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from a faculty member, and
  • A brief résumé.

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward their major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

AMH 3423Florida Since 18453
ENC 3254Professional Writing in the Discipline3
POS 3263Policy, Ethics and Public Leadership3
Select one (S/U only):3
Political Internship
PUP 3002Current Controversies in Public Policy3
Substantive Policy elective3
Substantive Policy elective or Leadership elective3
Total Credits21

Approved Electives

Substantive Policy Electives

CPO 4793Environmental Politics in the Global South3
ECO 2310Economics of Sustainability3
ECP 3302Environmental Economics and Resource Policy4
IDS 2338Democratic Engagement and Public Leadership3
INR 4204Comparative Foreign Policy3
INR 4303The Making of American Foreign Policy3
JOU 4930Special Study in Journalism1-3
PAD 3003Introduction to Public Administration3
POS 4074Latino Politics and Policy3
POS 4077African American Politics and Policy3
POS 4931Special Topics3
POS 4424Legislative Politics3
POS 4931Special Topics (Food Politics)3
POS 4931Special Topics (Religion and Public Policy)3
PUP 3323Women in Politics3
PUP 4224Florida Environmental Politics3
PUP 4404Politics of Education3
SYO 3534Poverty3
WST 3663Gender and Food Politics3

Leadership Electives

AEC 3414Leadership Development3
AEC 4417Leadership for Personal and Organizational Change3
AEC 4465Global Leadership3