Policy studies aims to teach students how to make a difference in the complex policy issues of today
The undergraduate minor in policy studies provides students with the analytical foundations they will need to understand policy development, implementation, and evaluation in both the United States and other countries. It draws on the existing strengths of DelVal with our solid foundations in the life, environmental and agricultural sciences, and a strong liberal arts core. A minor in policy studies aims to teach students how to make a difference in the complex policy issues of today.
The policy studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study housed in the Department of Liberal Arts though it reaches across other disciplines, including agribusiness, landscape architecture and environmental science, and plant science. Students will have the chance to focus on a broad range of issues in agricultural, environmental, economic and social policy. It is anticipated that students completing the minor will find that these studies can enrich any major degree program and may have the potential to provide opportunities for employment in local, state and federal governmental institutions and both U.S. and international non-governmental organizations and professional associations. In addition, a minor in policy studies would augment the program of any student wishing to pursue graduate work.
This 15-credit major may be combined with any undergraduate major. Not all courses listed below are offered on a regular basis.