Public Policy (minor)
This multi-faceted and customizable academic minor provides students with a broad base of knowledge about the branches of the justice system.
The public policy minor at Trevecca is designed to give students a broad base of knowledge about the many branches of the justice system and to develop students’ critical thinking, writing and speaking skills. Students can pick and choose between a variety of useful courses from the fields of history, political science, social work, sociology, criminal justice, social justice, economics, business and communications. These selected course options all challenge students to ask big questions about what it means for society to function well.
Due to the dynamic nature of this minor, students will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of how public policy affects all aspects of society and, at Trevecca, will gain this knowledge within a framework of the Christian faith. Students can also focus on specific classes that best fit their career goals. Students in this program can prepare for a variety of professional roles including lawyer, public historian, teacher, consultant, political strategist, think tank analyst, urban planner, non-profit director, journalist and government service provider.
The program also offers pre-law advising, often in tandem with a major in history.