If your academic interests encompass PUBPOL and another academic discipline in Trinity College, you may wish to consider declaring an interdepartmental major. To complete an IDM with public policy, you must complete four of the five core courses, complete an internship, and do two public policy electives.

Requirements 

4 of the 5 PUBPOL core courses

PUBPOL 155D Introduction to Policy Analysis.  This course is a prerequisite for all of the core courses except STATS 199L and is the gateway course for the major.

PUBPOL 301 Political Analysis for Public Policy

PUBPOL 302 Policy Choice as Value Conflict OR PUBPOL 330/GLHLTH 210 Global Health Ethics

PUBPOL 303 Microeconomic Policy Tools OR ECON 201D Intermediate Microeconomics I

STA 199L Intro to Data Analysis and Statistical Thinking.  ECON 104 may substitute for STA 199L 

Internship (PUBPOL 120)

2 PUBPOL electives

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Duke's guidelines

Please consult Duke’s policy and procedure for the Interdepartmental major.

Requirements

4 Steps to Registering

  1. Find a faculty advisor in both academic departments.  Meet with both advisors to review your course selection.
  2. Have faculty advisors sign for both academic departments.
  3. Set up a meeting to discuss the PUBPOL IDM requirements with Professor Eric Mlyn, Lecturer in the Sanford School of Public Policy.
  4. Email the proposal to Suzanne Pierce, suzanne.pierce@duke.edu, for final review of public policy courses. 
  5. Once the form has been approved by both academic programs, submit the signed form and worksheet to Dean Liguo Zhang for final approval.