The new major requirements for the 2023-2024 school year are seen below.
If you entered as a first-year incoming student during the 2023-2024 school year, you are automatically under the new curriculum as seen below.
6 courses - at least 24 units
a) PBPL 001 (Introduction to Public Policy Analysis)
b) PBPL 002 (Politics and Public Policy)
c) ECON 003 (Introduction to Microeconomics)
d) PBPL 004 (Ethics, Professionalism, and Public Policy)
e) MATH 004 (Introduction to College Math for Business and Social Sciences)
f) CS 009A* (Date Oriented Introduction to Computing) or CS 005 (Introduction to Computer Programming)
* Prerequisite: MATH 004
13 courses - at least 50 units
a) PBPL 100A (Data Analysis for Public Policy 1)
b) PBPL 100B (Data Analysis for Public Policy 2)
c) PBPL 101 (Case Studies in Public Policy)
d) Public Policy Electives (8 courses required [at least 32 units]: PBPL 102 - PBPL 189)
e) PBPL 191 (Seminar in Public Policy)
f) PBPL 198i (Individual Internship in Public Policy)
If you entered as a first-year incoming student during the 2023-2024 school year, you are automatically under the new curriculum as seen above.
If you entered any years prior to Fall 2023 or were enrolled at another higher education institution, you can select either catalogue and complete its corresponding requirements.
The major requirements for the 2022-2023 school year and years prior are seen below. The previous major requirements for the previous years can be accessed here.
For reference, in order to declare the PBPL major you must have completed PBPL 001 with a grade of C or higher AND have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.