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Public Policy & Homeland Security

Minor in Public Policy & Homeland Security

The Public Policy  & Homeland Security minor provides a  broad understanding of the political, social and administrative aspects of homeland security issues. The minor provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of domestic security policy and the functioning of related public agencies.

Building on a  political science and sociology foundation, this program provides an opportunity to learn the analytical tools and substantive knowledge required by entry-level homeland security professionals. The focus of the minor is to build a  core understanding of criminology, constitutional principles and policy processes. Students also have the option of completing a  public policy internship.

Students who complete the minor, and who have a  minimum overall GPA  of 3.2, will be eligible to apply for the joint BA/MPA  or BA/MIA program between SUNY Potsdam and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY Albany. These joint degree programs each offer concentrations in homeland security and save students one semester of study and tuition.

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