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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Core

Course Title Quarter Hours
PPS 200INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY4
PPS 205PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS4
PPS 206QUANTITATIVE PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS4
PPS 300APPLIED URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS4
PPS 301PUBLIC POLICY AND POLITICS4
Select one of the following:4
PPS 393
CAPSTONE: GENTRIFICATION 1
PPS 394
CAPSTONE: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE 1
Select one course in Economics, Statistics, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the following:4
MAT 242
ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS
PSY 240
STATISTICS I
SOC 279
INTRO STATS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
ECO 105
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
GEO 141
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING

Elective PPS Courses

Students choose seven elective courses (twenty-eight credit hours) from the list below. Of those twenty-eight credit hours, five courses (twenty credit hours) are required at the 300 level. Up to eight credit hours (two courses) may come from Approved Courses outside of PPS. PPS courses not listed here can be substituted with the consent of an advisor (PPSAdvising@depaul.edu).

Course Title Quarter Hours
PPS 201
PUBLIC POLICY AND URBAN ISSUES
PPS 250
ISSUES IN NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
PPS 251
URBAN POVERTY
PPS 255
CITIES, GLOBALIZATION AND PUBLIC POLICY
PPS 260
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
PPS 302
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
PPS 308
INTRODUCTION TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PPS 319
FUNDRAISING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PPS 330
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
PPS 331
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
PPS 332
NATIONAL PARKS POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
PPS 333
GREEN CITIES
PPS 334
SUSTAINABLE LAND REVITALIZATION AND BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT POLICY
PPS 346
ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING
PPS 350
ISSUES IN URBAN REDEVELOPMENT
PPS 351
THE POLICY AND POLITICS OF URBAN HOUSING
PPS 352
ISSUES IN URBAN EDUCATIONAL POLICY
PPS 353
INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
PPS 358
SPECIAL TOPICS IN NONPROFIT STUDIES
PPS 359
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES
PPS 360
GREAT LAKES GOVERNANCE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
PPS 361
PUBLIC SPACES AND SOCIAL CONTROL
PPS 378
URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION POLICY
PPS 398
INTERNSHIP

Approved Courses outside of PPS

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECE 302
CHILD AND FAMILY IN THE URBAN COMMUNITY
ECE 327
IMPACT OF PUBLIC POLICY ON FAMILIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN
ECO 335
SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ECO 359
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
ECO 360
ECONOMICS OF LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
GEO 233
COMPARATIVE URBANISM
GEO 242
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II: COMMUNITY GIS
GEO 310
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
GEO 330
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
INT 360
TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
INT 371
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
INT 396
TOPICS IN GLOBAL URBANISM
LSE 353
THE POLITICS OF EDUCATION
PSC 349
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
RE 350
REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS
SOC 214
POLICE AND THE URBAN COMMUNITY
SOC 232
GLOBAL CITIES
SOC 310
CRIMINAL- LEGAL SYSTEM: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES
SOC 317
GENDER, CRIME AND JUSTICE
SOC 390
SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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