*Curriculum information here effective Fall 2020. For those admitted prior, please click here.
Includes 2-units of internship and 4-units of capstone
PPD 225 – Public Policy and Management (4-units)
PPD 240 – Citizenship and Public Ethics (4-units)
PPD 300 – Social Justice Issues in Public Policy and Planning
PPD 301 – PPD Practices: Internship Seminar (2-units) (see below page for more information)
PPD 303 – Statistics for Policy, Planning and Development (4-units) (pre-requisite, Math 117)
PPD 315 – Analytic Foundations for Public Policy (4-units)
PPD 373 – Public Policy and Planning Analysis (4-units) (pre-requisite, PPD 225, PPD 303, and ECON 203)
20 units of required track courses, 8 units of track electives
Select one of the following tracks:
Cross-cutting topics courses (required)
Students will be required to take 4 units of a cross-cutting topics course. It is taken preferably junior year after completion of the core curriculum. Students may select a course from the list below. If a student uses a course to satisfy a requirement or elective that has already been taken in the track requirements, it cannot be double-counted as the cross-cutting course. The cross-cutting course must be a different course.
PPD 313 – Finance of the Public Sector
PPD 314 – Public Policy and Law
PPD 325 – Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management
PPD 342 – Crime and Public Policy
PPD 353 – Philanthropy and Social Change
PPD 357 – Government and Business
PPD 371 – The Nonprofit Sector and the Public Interest
PPD 400 – Topics in Public Policy and Urban Studies
PPD 404 – Empirical Methods for Public Policy
Students must have 90 units to pursue the capstone options.
1. PPD 431 Undergraduate Policy, Planning and Development Studio (4-units) — Studio class, four-units, designed to be project based, experiential or service learning, and integrative across multiple tracks.
2. PPD 497ab Senior Thesis (2-units each) — Students engage in a track-spanning research project, with a professional or academic paper as the final deliverable. Students wishing to enroll in PPD 497a and PPD 497b must have a 3.7 GPA in PPD courses and an overall 3.5 GPA.
Students beginning college starting in Fall 2015 or later (32 – 40 units)
Students beginning college before Fall 2015 (28 units)
PPD 301 – PPD Practices: Internship Seminar (2-units)
Urban Studies and Planning majors are required to complete 140 hours of internship by enrolling in PPD 301 or the Washington, D.C., Semester internship. Internships are matched as closely as possible to the student’s interests and skills.
PPD 301 and the internship in a position provide numerous opportunities to develop and formulate future career goals, as well as to gain personal and professional experience while completing the undergraduate degree.