The minor in Policy Studies is designed to provide students with the analytical foundations they will need to understand policy development, implementation, and evaluation in both the United States and in other countries. It draws on the existing strengths of Delaware Valley college with our solid foundations in the Life, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, and a strong Liberal Arts core.
The Policy Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study housed in the Liberal Arts Department though it reaches across other disciplines, including Agribusiness and Natural Resources and Biosystems Management. Students will have the chance to focus on a broad range of issues in agricultural, environmental economic and social policy. It is anticipated that students completing the minor will find that these studies can enrich any major degree program and may have the potential to provide opportunities for employment in local, state, and federal governmental institutions and both U.S. and international non-governmental organizations and professional associations. In addition, a minor in Policy Studies would augment the program of any student wishing to pursue graduate work.
This 15-credit minor may be combined with any undergraduate major. Not all courses listed below are offered on a regular basis.