Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) prepares students to capably make and effectively implement  public policy decisions. This MPP program allows students to engage in California's world-leading public policies through course assignments structured as commonly expected professional work products and both a required externship and a required internship. The only MPP degree offered by an ABA accredited law school provides students with a greater understanding of laws and regulations as both foundations and tools of public policies.

The MPP may be pursued full-time or part-time. Admissions are made in the fall.

A total of 48 units is required to earn the MPP, including a 39 unit core of required courses.

MPP Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

MPP Areas of Concentration

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Application for Graduation:  Students in the final semester of their degree program must complete the Application for Graduation form no later than the Add/Drop Deadline of that semester and return completed forms to the Office of the Registrar.

Questions?

Contact Distinguished Professor of Public Policy John J. Kirlin
Email | 916.520.7471

Dual Degree, JD and MPP

For information about this dual degree, see the JD sections of this catalog.

Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics/Master of Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific undergraduate cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree and Master of Public Policy degree.

Note: 1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees. 2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree. 3) Acceptance into the graduate portion of this blended program is conditional on (a) completion of all undergraduate program requirements by the end of the seventh semester at Pacific and (b) a minimum 3.0 cumulative Pacific undergraduate GPA.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

III. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (This includes general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
ECON 101Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis4
ECON 103Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis4
ECON 111History of Economic Thought4
ECON 161Empirical Methods4
ECON 199Economic Analysis Capstone3
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Statistical Inference
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Probability with Applications to Statistics
Social Science Research Methods
ECON electives – 4 additional Economics courses (must be numbered ECON 71 or higher, excluding ECON 101L and ECON 103L, and including ECON 191 only with departmental approval.)16

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
POLS 041U.S. Government and Politics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select four of the following, with at least one each from Economics and Political Science:
Economics courses (Pick at least one)
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Political Science courses (Pick at least one)
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Public Affairs courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Criminology
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Urban Society

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Bachelor of Science Major in Economics/Master of Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific undergraduate cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the Bachelor of Science in Economics degree and Master of Public Policy degree.

Note: 1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees. 2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree. 3) Acceptance into the graduate portion of this blended program is conditional on (a) completion of all undergraduate program requirements by the end of the seventh semester at Pacific and (b) a minimum 3.0 cumulative Pacific undergraduate GPA.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (This includes general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

III. Major Requirements

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
ECON 101Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis4
ECON 103Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis4
ECON 199Economic Analysis Capstone3
Select one of the following:4
Social Science Research Methods
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Probability with Applications to Statistics


IV. Complete One Of The Following Tracks:

Social Science Track
ECON 111History of Economic Thought4
ECON 190Econometrics4
ECON electives – 4 additional Economics courses (must be numbered ECON 71 or higher, excluding ECON 101L and ECON 103L, and including ECON 191 only with departmental approval.)16
Select one of the following:4
Computers and Information Processing
Introduction to Computer Science
Select one of the following:4
Elements of Calculus
Calculus I
Applied Economics Track
Select one of the following:4
Empirical Methods
Econometrics
Select one of the following:4
Computers and Information Processing
Introduction to Computer Science
Select one of the following:4
Elements of Calculus
Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus
Calculus I
ECON electives – 4 additional Economics courses (must be numbered ECON 71 or higher, excluding ECON 101L and ECON 103L, and including ECON 191 only with departmental approval.)16
BUSI 031Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUSI 053The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business4

Note: 1) Students completing a concentration in Finance in the ESB need only complete 3 ECON electives.

Mathematical Economics Track
ECON 160Mathematical Economics4
ECON 190Econometrics4
ECON electives – 3 additional Economics courses (must be numbered ECON 71 or higher, excluding ECON 101L and ECON 103L, and including ECON 191 only with departmental approval.)12
MATH 049Introduction to Abstract Mathematics4
MATH 051Calculus I4
MATH 053Calculus II4
MATH 055Calculus III4
MATH 075Introduction to Linear Algebra4
MATH Elective (One 4-unit MATH course MATH 055 or higher) *4

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
POLS 041U.S. Government and Politics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select four of the following, with at least one each from Economics and Political Science:
Economics courses (Pick at least one)
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Political Science courses (Pick at least one)
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Public Affairs courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Criminology
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Urban Society

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science/Master Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in political science and a 3.0 in the master of public policy degree.

Note:  1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees.  2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

III. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (Courses include general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

Minimum 14 courses that include:

POLS 011Introduction to Comparative Politics4
or POLS 151 Principles of Comparative Politics
POLS 021Introduction to Political Theory4
POLS 041U.S. Government and Politics4
or POLS 031 Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System
POLS 051Introduction to International Relations4
POLS 133Political Science Research4
One of the following Orientation courses
Cross-Cultural Training I *
Career and Internship Preparation
Minimum 3 units from the following experiential learning courses: **3-4
Political Science Internship
Pre-Law Internship
Undergraduate Research
JCTR 187 Community Affairs Internship
Community Independent Research
Sacramento Experience Internship
Washington Semester Internship
6 Upper-Division Courses with at least one course in four of the following subfields:12
US Government and Politics
Urban Government
California Government and Politics
Introduction to Health Policy
Congress and the Presidency
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Campaigns and Elections
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Law
Courts and Judicial Behavior
Constitutional Law
Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
Criminal Law
Political Theory
Ancient to Medieval Political Theory
Modern to Contemporary Political Theory
American Political Thought
Jurisprudence
Comparative Politics
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Politics of Asia
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Relations
Global Environmental Policy
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
Causes of War
U.S. Foreign Policy
POLS 189Capstone Seminar4

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select one of the following Political Science courses:4
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Four of the following courses, with at least one each coming from the Sociology and the Economics sets:16
Economic Courses
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Sociology Courses
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Criminology
Urban Society
Other Public Affairs Courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science - Criminal Justice Concentration/Master Public Policy Blended Program 

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in political science - Criminal Justice Concentration and a 3.0 in the master of public policy degree.

Note:  1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees.  2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

III. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (Courses include general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

 Minimum 14 courses that include:

POLS 031Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System4
POLS 133Political Science Research4
or INTL 101 Social Science Research Methods
SOCI 033Criminology4
SOCI 051Introduction to Sociology4
SOCI 071Sociology Cohort Seminar1
SOCI 079Self and Society4
SOCI 139Corrections4
SOCI 172Social Inequality4
SOCI 177Theories of Society and Culture4
SOCI 179Capstone Seminar3
Three (3) of the following electives, with at least one POLS course and one SOCI course:
Urban Government
Urban Society
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Courts and Judicial Behavior
Criminal Law
Jurisprudence
Deviant Behavior
Social Problems
Introduction to Social Services
Race and Ethnicity
One (1) of the following experiential learning courses: *
Experiential Learning
Independent Research
Sacramento Experience Internship
Washington Semester Internship

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select one of the following Political Science courses:4
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Four of the following courses, with at least one each coming from the Sociology and the Economics sets:16
Economic Courses
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Sociology Courses
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Criminology
Urban Society
Other Public Affairs Courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science with Departmental Honors/Master Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.5 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in political science departmental honors and a 3.0 in the master of public policy degree.

Note:  1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees.  2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

III. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (Courses include general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

Minimum 14 courses that include:

POLS 011Introduction to Comparative Politics4
or POLS 151 Principles of Comparative Politics
POLS 021Introduction to Political Theory4
POLS 041U.S. Government and Politics4
or POLS 031 Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System
POLS 051Introduction to International Relations4
POLS 133Political Science Research4
One of the following Orientation courses
Cross-Cultural Training I *
Career and Internship Preparation
Minimum 3 units from the following experiential learning courses: **3-4
Political Science Internship
Pre-Law Internship
Undergraduate Research
JCTR 187 Community Affairs Internship
Community Independent Research
Sacramento Experience Internship
Washington Semester Internship
6 Upper-Division Courses with at least one course in four of the following subfields:12
US Government and Politics
Urban Government
California Government and Politics
Introduction to Health Policy
Congress and the Presidency
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Campaigns and Elections
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Law
Courts and Judicial Behavior
Constitutional Law
Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
Criminal Law
Political Theory
Ancient to Medieval Political Theory
Modern to Contemporary Political Theory
American Political Thought
Jurisprudence
Comparative Politics
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Politics of Asia
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Relations
Global Environmental Policy
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
Causes of War
U.S. Foreign Policy
POLS 189Capstone Seminar ***4

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select one of the following Political Science courses:4
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Four of the following courses, with at least one each coming from the Sociology and the Economics sets:16
Economic Courses
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Sociology Courses
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Criminology
Urban Society
Other Public Affairs Courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science - Criminal Justice Concentration with Departmental Honors/Master Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.5 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in political science - criminal justice concentration with departmental honors and a 3.0 in the master of public policy degree.

Note:  1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees.  2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

III. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (Courses include general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

Minimum 14 courses that include:

POLS 011Introduction to Comparative Politics4
or POLS 151 Principles of Comparative Politics
POLS 021Introduction to Political Theory4
POLS 031Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System4
POLS 051Introduction to International Relations4
POLS 081Career and Internship Preparation*
or INTL 151 Cross-Cultural Training I
POLS 133Political Science Research4
or INTL 101 Social Science Research Methods
Select three (3) of the following courses, with at least one course from POLS and one course from SOCI
Urban Government
Urban Society
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Courts and Judicial Behavior
Criminal Law
Jurisprudence
Deviant Behavior
Social Problems
Introduction to Social Services
Race and Ethnicity
Minimum 3 units from the following experiential learning courses: **
Political Science Internship
Pre-Law Internship
Undergraduate Research
Community Affairs Internship
Community Independent Research
Community Independent Research
Sacramento Experience Internship
Washington Semester Internship
POLS 189Capstone Seminar ***4

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select one of the following Political Science courses:4
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Four of the following courses, with at least one each coming from the Sociology and the Economics sets:16
Economic Courses
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Sociology Courses
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Criminology
Urban Society
Other Public Affairs Courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Master of Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific undergraduate cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree and Master of Public Policy degree.

Note: 1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees. 2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree. 3) Acceptance into the graduate portion of this blended program is conditional on (a) completion of all undergraduate program requirements by the end of the seventh semester at Pacific and (b) a minimum 3.0 cumulative Pacific undergraduate GPA.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

III. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (Courses include general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

Minimum 42 units and 10 courses that include:

SOCI 051Introduction to Sociology4
SOCI 071Sociology Cohort Seminar *1
SOCI 079Self and Society *4
SOCI 171Social Research Methods4
SOCI 172Social Inequality4
SOCI 177Theories of Society and Culture4
SOCI 179Capstone Seminar *3
Select one of the following statistic courses:4
Political Science Research
Elementary Statistical Inference
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Three SOCI Electives (Three additional courses, two of which are numbered 100 or above excluding SOCI 051, SOCI 187A, SOCI 187B, SOCI 197A, and SOCI 197B) **12
Select one of the following electives:4
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Media and Society
Documentary Film as Persuasive Communication
Intercultural Communication
English 25
Environment and Literature
Contemporary Critical Issues
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Introduction to Gender Studies
Sport, Culture and U.S. Society
Women in United States History
United States Since 1945
Borderlands
Contemporary World Issues
Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System
U.S. Government and Politics
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Social Ethics
Religion, Race, Justice in US
Select one of the following experiential learning courses:4
Co-op Internship
Co-op Internship
JCTR 187 Community Affairs Internship
Experiential Learning
Independent Research
Independent Research

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
POLS 041U.S. Government and Politics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select four of the following, with at least one each from Economics and Political Science:
Economics courses (Pick at least one)
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Political Science courses (Pick at least one)
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Public Affairs courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Criminology
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Urban Society

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology - Criminal Justice Concentration/Master of Public Policy Blended Program

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific undergraduate cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology - Criminal Justice Concentration degree and Master of Public Policy degree.

Note: 1) A total of eight upper division units can count towards both degrees. 2) An additional 11 graduate units can count towards the BA degree. 3) Acceptance into the graduate portion of this blended program is conditional on (a) completion of all undergraduate program requirements by the end of the seventh semester at Pacific and (b) a minimum 3.0 cumulative Pacific undergraduate GPA.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed. 

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Writing
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

III. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (Courses include general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

 Minimum 14 courses that include:

POLS 031Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System4
POLS 133Political Science Research4
or INTL 101 Social Science Research Methods
SOCI 033Criminology4
SOCI 051Introduction to Sociology4
SOCI 071Sociology Cohort Seminar1
SOCI 079Self and Society4
SOCI 139Corrections4
SOCI 172Social Inequality4
SOCI 177Theories of Society and Culture4
SOCI 179Capstone Seminar3
Three (3) of the following electives, with at least one POLS course and one SOCI course:
Urban Government
Urban Society
Government in Action: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Administration
Courts and Judicial Behavior
Criminal Law
Jurisprudence
Deviant Behavior
Social Problems
Introduction to Social Services
Race and Ethnicity
One (1) of the following experiential learning courses: *
Experiential Learning
Independent Research
Sacramento Experience Internship
Washington Semester Internship

VII. Undergraduate Public Policy Preparation

Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
POLS 041U.S. Government and Politics4
SOCI 041Social Problems4
Select four of the following, with at least one each from Economics and Political Science:
Economics courses (Pick at least one)
Public Finance
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Political Science courses (Pick at least one)
Global Environmental Policy
Introduction to Health Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Public Affairs courses
Public Advocacy
Intercultural Communication
American Immigration
Women in United States History
American Environmental History
Criminology
Environment and Society
Sociology of Health and Illness
Urban Society

VIII. Master of Public Policy Requirements

Required of MPP

Minimum GPA:  Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.

Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUBLIC POLICY
PUB 211Pub Pol: Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 252Capstone: Strategy, Implementation3
PUB 291Externship3
ANALYTIC TOOLS
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 233Public Manager Analytics3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP
PUB 218Professional Skills1
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
PUB 251Pub Admin: Values, Roles and Skills3


Required internship:  Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship.

Required courses in a concentration (or electives):  To complete a designated area of concentration, six (6) units as specified for that area of concentration.  Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.

Environmental and Water Policy - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 230Water Resources Law (This course is offered in a 2 and 3 unit format. If taken as 2 units, you must take 1 additional elective unit.)3
LAW 507Environmental Law3
LAW 235Environmental Practice3
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 509Special Topics in Environmental Law2 or 3
LAW 510Natural Resources Law3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Capital Policy Making - 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 576Cap. Lawyering and Pol. Making2
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic *
PUB 219Directed Research1-3

*LAW 853 requires students to register for 3 units in each Fall & Spring.      

Public and Non-Profit Leadership - 6 Units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses
LAW 101Contracts/Analytical Skills4
LAW 110Contracts4
LAW 209Local Agency Practice2
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 513California Lobbying & Politics2
LAW 560Land Use Planning2
LAW 802Negotiation and Settlements Seminar2 or 3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
LAW 826Negotiating Disputes Into Deals1
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
Policy Change, Institutional Reform, Sustainability - MPA ONLY- 6 units
Complete 6 or more units from among these courses:
LAW 500Administrative Law3
LAW 822Lawmaking in California2
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 219Directed Research1-3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 234Advanced Policy Analytics3

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify Policy Issue and Analytic Tools

Accurately identify the type of public policy issue confronted and useful tools for guiding analysis and action (e.g., degrees of complexity and uncertainty, extent and depth of conflicts, capacities to make decisions and to implement choices).

2. Analyze Policy and Recommend Action

Analyze and recommend actions with sufficient understanding of relevant values, past history, competitive forces, and adaptive human behaviors to reasonably assess probable longer term effects of public policy choices.

3. Strategically Lead.

Demonstrate capacity to pursue a policy goal by effective engagement at key decision points and mobilization and leverage of critical resources.

4. Diversely Communicate Useful Information to Stakeholders

Convey information effectively in several formats-written, verbal, and web-emphasizing those useful to decision makers, professionals in a field, and citizens.

5. Analytically Produce Public Policy Information

Effectively identify, collect, organize and analyze information, including demographic, economic, fiscal and agency activity data.