SPA Minors

American University's School of Public Affairs is a place where knowledge meets action. By bringing scholar-teachers and practitioners together around society's most pressing concerns, SPA drives transformational progress in policy, politics, justice, law, and public administration.

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Race, Politics, & Justice

Designed for undergraduate students who are interested in understanding how race and ethnicity factor into the political and criminal justice fields.

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Public Administration & Policy

Designed to give undergraduate students a deeper appreciation for the challenges in organizing the modern state and the manner in which the intricacies of implementation affect the achievement of public policies.

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Designed to help undergraduate students understand, think critically about, and evaluate the causes of and responses, including policies, to crime and violence in society.

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Legal Studies

Designed to help undergraduate students understand and evaluate the conceptual foundations, historical evolution and normative implications of legal ideas and traditions.

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Political Science

Designed to give undergraduate students the knowledge and understanding of key theories, concepts, and issues surrounding the study of political institutions and processes then put their acquired knowledge into practice of politics.

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Data Analytics and Digital Technology

Preparing students to apply data science to generate insights from data and identify and predict trends.

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WPI Certificate Program

Providing the knowledge and experience students need to become a leader in the field of politics, government, and the nonprofit sector.

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