University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Public Policy Certificate

The Certificate in Public Policy will prepare students with fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for social impact careers in the public sector. The 12-credit undergraduate certificate will teach leadership, theory, policy process, focused on solving public sector problems through data informed decision-making.  Students may enter the certificate program at any point during their undergraduate studies. Some of program requirements below may count as either electives or requirements for other majors or minors, including the Minor in Nonprofit Administration.

Post-secondary Certificate - Public Policy


Required Courses12
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
NPAD 166YIntroduction to Public Service3
NPAD 367Leadership and Nonprofits3
NPAD 368Policy Process and Implementation3
NPAD 465Solving Public Policy Problems with Data3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-