The John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers a minor in Science, Engineering and Public Policy. This minor introduces students to the governmental roles and responsibilities surrounding science, engineering and innovation. The United States spends more than $400 billion in this area of research and development. National security, healthcare, transportation, energy, environment and much more are supported by government funding. In addition to determining spending, topics such as standards, regulations, patents, inventions and medicines are determined by government policy--science greatly influences these outcomes.
The Science, Engineering and Public Policy program minor consists of 12 semester credit hours composed of six credits of core courses from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and six credits of thematic courses in substantive areas of relating science, engineering and public policy (e.g., Energy and Environmental Policy).