Minor in Public Policy

The Simon Fraser University Minor in Public Policy is an interdisciplinary program launched in Fall 2023, offering students the opportunity to learn applied public policy skills and practical analysis.

The minor provides structure to diverse academic offerings on public policy related topics across 10 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences departments, and several others, including business, computing science, and interactive arts and technology.  The goal for students from across the University is to understand how public policy is interconnected across several disciplines. The program provides diverse, analytical and applied approaches that prepare students for policy positions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

The Public Policy Minor is taught by faculty members within the School of Public Policy who are renowned for their work with local, provincial, and federal government agencies as well as global policy organisations like the United Nations.

Our program offers students unique opportunities, including the chance to complete an applied  capstone project with input from an advisory board comprised of representatives of public, private and non-profit organisations. The program also hosts events giving students and faculty the opportunity to engage and exchange ideas with real-world policy experts. For more information about the Public Policy Minor program, visit SFU's academic calendar, and download this info-sheet.

Courses are taught at both the Burnaby and Vancouver campuses.

Did you miss our online information session? 

This video will cover program insights, declaration requirements, and future academic/career pathways made possible with the Public Policy Minor.