The Public Administration and Public Policy Minor, offered by the Department of Political Science, provides a structured introduction to the practice of government. This minor appeals especially to students who are interested in exploring careers in the public, private, or non-profit sectors that involve policy development, advocacy, and evaluation, or government relations. This minor compliments the Political Science major, as well as other majors across the social sciences, business, journalism, justice studies, social work, and many other disciplines.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.