With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Public Policy. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Public Policy BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).
Foundation Courses [4 hours]
- Forum Seminar
- Public Policy Foundation Course
Courses in a Strand [9 hours]
- Communication Policy
- Community and Urban Policy
- Economic Policy
- Education Policy
- Race, Immigration, and Citizenship
- Science and Technology Policy
- Other Public Policy
Connecting Experiences [6 hours]
BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Public Policy.
3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.
BDP Certificate in Public Policy
Courses counting toward a BDP in Public Policy may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.