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Applied Public Policy

College of Social and Natural Sciences
Hagg-Sauer Hall 218-755-2880
Faculty

Dr. Patrick Donnay (Coordinator; pdonnay@bemidjistate.edu)


Area of Study


Public policies - such as criminal and civil laws, social service programs, tax codes, environmental laws, planning and land use regulations, among others - affect our lives daily. Such policies are generated by interaction between governments and individuals.

The Applied Public Policy minor offers students the opportunity to acquire a more sophisticated understanding of the public policy process and policy analysis along with a basic set of skills needed to communicate with and perhaps influence decision makers. It is intended to complement majors in related programs such as business, geography, political science, economics, urban and regional planning, environmental studies, and others. Students who complete the Applied Public Policy minor will have the tools needed to be more active leaders in their chosen professions.


Preparation

See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation

Recommended High School Courses
English
Social Studies
Math
Speech
History
Computers
Languages
Recommended Activities
Reading Newspapers
Attention to News Events

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Business
Criminal Justice
Environmental Policy
Health Care
Land Use Planning
Social Work
Also: Graduate Study


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