USC Price School of Public Policy

Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development Curriculum

Professor LaVonna Lewis with Price undergraduates

USC Price Core Courses (30 units)

Introduction to our Field: Gateway Courses

  • Public Policy and Management (PPD 225) – 4 units
  • Urban Planning and Development (PPD 227) – 4 units

Contextual Courses

  • Citizenship and Public Ethics (PPD 240) – 4 units
  • Urban Context for Policy and Planning (PPD 245) – 4 units

Skills and Methodology Courses

  • Statistics for PPD (PPD 303) – 4 units
  • Government and Business (PPD 357) – 4 units
  • Public Policy and Planning Analysis (PPD 373) – 4 units

Practical Application

  • PPD Practices: Internship Seminar (PPD 301) – 2 units
  • Internship (140 hours)

NOTE: All core, track, and capstone courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

USC Price Tracks (28 units) (choose one)

Capstone (4 units)

    • UPPD Laboratory (PPD 431) – 4 units

or

  • Senior Thesis (PPD 497) – 2 units/2 units

 

Pre-Major Requirements (8 units)

These courses must be completed once a student has earned 16 units of PPD coursework. A grade of C or better is required.

  • Introduction to Mathematics for Business and Economics (MATH 117) – 4 units
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 203) – 4 units

Required Electives (26 units)

  • Minor
  • Second Major
  • Courses of special interest

General Education (24 units)

Writing Requirement (8 units)