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B.A. in Public Policy Leadership

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Econ 202 3 Complete Econ 202 with a passing grade.
Econ 203 3 Complete Econ 203 with a passing grade.
Pol 101 3 Complete Pol 101 with a passing grade.
PPL 101 3 PPL 101: Foundations of Public Policy Leadership
PPL 210 3 PPL 210: Public Policy & Quantitative Analysis
PPL 212 3 PPL 212: Critical Thinking, Comm & Public Policy
PPL 300 3 PPL 300: Public Policy and Ethics
PPL 310 3 Pol 310: Political Parties and Interest Groups
3 hrs Leadership/Organization 3 Successfully complete 3 hrs of coursework from one of the following: PPL 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 384, 491 or 497.
3 hrs Domestic Policies 3 Successfully complete 3 hrs coursework from the following: PPL 328, 331, 342, 343, 345, 361, 362, 363, 375, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 389, 390, or 492.
3 hrs International Policies 3 Successfully complete 3 hrs coursework from the following: PPL 320, 329, 330, 340, 360, 376, 378, 380, 381, 382, 388, or 493.
PPL electives 9 PPL 101: Foundations of Public Policy Leadership, PPL 399: Advanced Quantitative Methods, PPL 376: Policymaking and Governance in China, PPL 373: Leadership in Public Policy Setting, PPL 401: Directed Readings in PPL, PPL 499: Internship, PPL 402: Thesis I, PPL 375: Regional Economic Development, PPL 329: Economic Geographies of Globalization, PPL 374: Grant Writing for Nonprofits, PPL 328: The Corporation and Public Policy, PPL 377: Women and Public Policy in the U.S., PPL 372: Introduction to Public Administration, PPL 387: Education Policy, PPL 383: Social Policy, PPL 492: Topics in Domestic Policies, PPL 212: Critical Thinking, Comm & Public Policy, PPL 490: Individual Study, PPL 300: Public Policy and Ethics, PPL 493: Topics in International Policies, PPL 298: Topics in Public Policy Leadership, PPL 497: Washington Policy Process, PPL 342: Philosophy & Diversity in Public Policy, PPL 330: Global Border Policies, PPL 385: Food Policy & Agriculture Systems, PPL 361: Disaster Policy, PPL 370: Philosophy of Leadership, PPL 398: Problems in Public Policy Leadership, PPL 491: Topics in Leadership/Organization, PPL 380: World Regions: Geography and Policy, PPL 382: Geography of Religion and Belief Systems, PPL 363: Early Childhood Policy in the U.S., PPL 390: Health Policy, PPL 403: Thesis II, PPL 320: Issues in Global Economics, PPL 310: Public Policy Design and Analysis, PPL 371: Nonprofit Organizations & Grant Writing, PPL 210: Public Policy & Quantitative Analysis, PPL 498: Special Topics, PPL 388: Public Policies of European Union, PPL 340: Philosophical Foundation of Human Rights, PPL 360: Global Perspectives, Issues, & Policies, PPL 381: Global Environmental Issues, PPL 386: Science, Technology, & Public Policy, PPL 384: Civic Engagement, Pub Policy & Dem in US, PPL 496: Topics in Pub Policy Leadership Abroad, PPL 389: Policy Response to Poverty in the U.S., PPL 345: Environmental Ethics, PPL 331: Political Philosophy, PPL 362: Homeland Security Policy
Public policy residency 12 Students must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
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