* Provided the 21 hrs are successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses, then an Engineering and Public Policy Minor will be awarded. A grade of “C- or lower” in any of the minor courses is not adequate to fulfill the minor.
Generally all of the above prescribed minor courses must be taken at the Purdue West Lafayette campus to be eligible for the Engineering and Public Policy Minor. The only exceptions to this rule are as follows:
- One equivalent transfer course from another university can be used if it is a core course and comes from an ABET-accredited program, OR
- One equivalent Purdue substitution may be used if it is deemed equivalent to the prescribed minor course and acceptable by the home School of the student.
No more than one substitution from either of the above two categories is acceptable for the Engineering and Public Policy Minor.
Engineering students interested in the Public Policy Minor are strongly encouraged to consider pursuing an internship with the WISE Program (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering). Go to http://www.wise-intern.org/ for details or google the Program name. Applications for consideration are typically due at the end of December of each year for the upcoming summer.
All students interested in the Public Policy Minor are strongly encouraged to consider pursuing an internship with the White House Internship Program. Go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/ for details. Submission deadline for applications is typically in March of each year for the upcoming summer.
Students interested in the Engineering and Public Policy Minor are encouraged to become active in the Purdue Student Pugwash organization (http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~pugwash/). Pugwash is an organization started by Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, and several other eminent scientists committed to social responsibility in science and technology.