Social & 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 NYU Wagner's mission. 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 (4 credits):
UPADM-GP 101, The Politics of Public Policy
UPADM-GP 102, Introduction to Social Impact
Choose three of the following (4 credits):
ENVST-UA 470 Climate and Society
ENVST-UA 445 Global Environmental Politics
ENVST-UA 485 Environmental Activism: From the Local to the Global
POL-UA 335/ LWSOC-UA 1 Law and Society
POL-UA 336 Gender in Law
SCA-UA 235 The Criminal Justice State
SCA-UA 366 The Constitution and People of Color
SCA-UA 610 Law and Urban Problems
SCA-UA 613 Community Empowerment
SCA-UA 755 American Dilemmas: Race, Inequality, and the Unified Promise of Education
SOC-UA 189 Crime and Violence in America
For more information about the curriculum, please see our Advising and Policies page.
Adrienne Smith, Undergraduate Studies Program Advisor, NYU Wagner
For information regarding CAS course registration, please contact the CAS Minors Team.