Undergraduate Options at NYU Wagner

Social and Public Policy Minor

Addressing and understanding social policy in areas ranging from education, health, and immigration to social entrepreneurship and the arts is at the heart of the Wagner School enterprise. Drawing on this traditional strength, undergraduates electing the joint Wagner-College of Arts and Science Social and Public Policy minor will receive a broad introduction to social policy-making. They can then choose from among courses covering specific areas of social policy. Whether students plan to pursue careers in the policy arena or merely remain engaged citizens, the Social and Public Policy minor provides a sturdy foundation.

Students must complete a total of 16 credits for the minor within these guidelines:

Choose One of the Following Gateway Courses (4 credits)

Choose Three of the Following Courses (4 credits)

UPADM-GP.140, The Economics of Public Policy
UPADM-GP.212, The Politics of Citizenship
UPADM-GP.215, The Politics of New York
UPADM-GP.216, Minorities in America: Status, Rights, Culture and Community
UPADM-GP.217, Sustainable Urban Development
UPADM-GP.218, U.S. Immigration Policy
UPADM-GP.219, Race, Class & Gender in American Cities
UPADM-GP.223, The Politics of Minority Rights
UPADM-GP.228, LGBT Issues in Public Policy
UPADM-GP.230, Medical Care and Health: Comparative Perspectives
UPADM-GP.236, Topics in Health: Policy, Politics, and Power
UPADM-GP.263, Topics From Degas to Disney: Public Policy and the Arts
UPADM-GP.265, Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Problem Solvers
UPADM-GP.268, Social Policy, Poverty and Inequality in the United States
UPADM-GP.269, How to Change the World: Advocacy Movements in the United States
  • ECON-UA.208, Policy Ideas in the History of Economic Thought
  • ECON-UA.227, Urban Economics
  • POL-UA 306, Public Policy
  • POL-UA.382, Politics of Poverty and Welfare
  • POL-UA.570, Political and Economic Development in Comparative Perspective: China & Russia
  • SOC-UA.510, Contemporary Social Problems

For more information about Wagner courses or minors, please contact us at wagner.undergraduate@nyu.edu.


For information regarding CAS course registration, please contact Scott Statland at scott.statland@nyu.edu.