Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Brookings Public Policy Minor

The Brookings Institution is the oldest “think tank” in the United States and a source of independent information about public policy in the United States. The minor is an eighteen credit minor designed to give students the opportunity to explore the world of public issues and policy. There are five major policy areas that serve as the focus of organizing courses, lectures and student projects including: 1. Elections and Governance; 2. Global Economics; 3. Economic Analysis; 4. Foreign Policy; and 5. Metropolitan Issues and Governance.

Goal: To provide UNLV undergraduate students with a unique educational experience, the opportunity to explore the world around them through a series of courses taught by UNLV faculty and scholars from the Brookings Institution.

Please see the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Brookings Public Policy | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



Please see advising information at the UNLV Urban Affairs Advising Center Advising | Greenspun College of Urban Affairs | University of Nevada, Las Vegas ( Upon acceptance into the minor, we recommend that students meet with an advisor from the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Advising Center 702-895-1009. Students should meet with their advisor prior to each semester they are taking classes. The program has developed a schedule of when classes will be offered. Meeting with an advisor will ensure the student stays on track and can graduate in a timely manner.



Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Learning Outcomes

In UNLV-Brookings courses students will:
• Learn about real people in real places
• Link societies by their connections and commonalities as much
   as by their differences
• Integrate general issues of globalization, past and present, into
   the study of specific people and places in the world
• Include cross-disciplinary approaches to break down
   conventional academic barriers
• Emphasize experiential as well as classroom learning
• Foster research and information literacy through coordinated
   lectures, readings, and assignments

Admission Policies:

Students may declare Brookings Policy as a minor at anytime subsequent to being matriculated. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 to declare and to graduate with a minor in Brookings Policy.
Academic Policies:
A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 must be maintained in order to continue in the Brookings Policy minor.


Total Credits: 18

Courses Include:

Students who complete an approved sequence of courses will obtain from UNLV a “Brookings Minor in Public Policy.” Priority enrollment is open to students enrolled in the Brookings Minor. Completion of six courses is required to complete the minor. Classes are, however, open to all UNLV students.