Law & Public Policy

Law and Public Policy Minor

The Law and Public Policy minor focuses on the relationship between the legal system and public policy and is open to students in any major.  It requires 8 courses (24 credits).

PSC 103The American Constitution3
PSC 245American Foreign Policy3
PSC 320American Constitutional Law I3
PSC 321American Constitutional Law II3
or PSC 420 The Constitution, The War on Terror and Civil Liberties
PSC 242International Organizations3
PSC 334Public Administration3
PSC 336Urban Government and Politics3
PSC 237State and Local Politics3
Total Credits24

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.