Public Affairs Minor
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Minor in Public Affairs
Can I take one of the upper division courses for the minor before I take Public Policy 10A?
Yes, you may take upper division courses before taking Public Policy 10A. You are not required to take the courses for the minor in any particular order, although it is recommended to take Public Policy 10A first, since it is an introductory course, and to take the Capstone at the end, because it ties together the skills that you have learned throughout the course of the minor. Also note that Public Policy 10A must be completed with a B or better before students may petition to add the minor.
How do I petition to add the minor?
After you have completed Public Policy 10A with a B or better, stop by the Public Affairs Minor Office in 3357H Public Policy to fill out a petition. After the petition is approved, the minor requirements will appear on your Degree Progress Report.
Public Policy 10A is filled and I cannot enroll. I am a
sophomore and am concerned about finishing the minor before I graduate.
While it is recommended to take Public Policy 10A as the first course in the minor, it is not required. If scheduling is an issue or you cannot get into the course, you may take other Public Policy, Social Welfare, or Urban Planning courses prior to taking Public Policy 10A so that you are making progress toward the requirements. Public Policy 10A is offered each year, typically in Fall or Winter. See the UCLA Schedule of Classes for the current and tentatively proposed course offerings.
I am going to participate in the CAPPP program in Washington DC. Does this count toward the minor?
Yes, your CAPPP internship will fulfill the Capstone Seminar requirement for the minor.
I am a transfer student. Why won't my courses transfer to the minor?
A significant aspect of the minor is the opportunity to take courses in a professional school, the School of Public Affairs. We encourage you take advantage of this opportunity!
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