This minor introduces students to the theory and process of policy formulation and implementation in the political and governmental arena.
All students have opportunities to
- conduct independent research
- engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
- participate in many forms of public service
- prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities
Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2018-2019)
In addition to meeting the following requirements for this degree, students must meet the university requirements for all minors.
Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits in government with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
Two core courses (6 credits)
GOVT 103 – Introduction to American Government (Mason Core)
GOVT 351 – Administration in the Political System
Four elective courses (12 credits) chosen from:
GOVT 35X - Public Administration
GOVT 36X - Public Policy
GOVT 45X - Administration, Law and Procedures
GOVT 46X - Public Policy Issues
GOVT 480 – Internship (Only when relevant, with the prior written approval of the minor advisor.)
Total: 18 credits
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.