Minor in Civic Analytics

Students must complete 15 semester hours as outlined below.

The Minor in Civic Analytics is open to all undergraduate students. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.50/4.00 at the time of application. A minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00 for the 15 hours of course work is required to complete the minor. Students must submit a request form online and consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of course credits toward their degrees. To meet the residency requirement, students must complete at least half of their minor course work at UIC. 

The minor is distinct from the UPPA concentration in the BS in Data Science program; therefore, courses used to complete the requirements in that program cannot also be applied toward the Minor in Civic Analytics. However, students are allowed to use the same course to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor within the department or college.

Core Courses
PPOL 105Programming and Data Analysis for Public Policy I
PPOL 210Introduction to Public Policy a3
or PPOL 300 Urban Policy and Metropolitan Governance
PPOL 220Introduction to Civic Technology3
Electives
Select at least 6 hours from the following courses:6
PPOL 205
Programming and Data Analysis for Public Policy II
Introduction to Public Policy
Evidence-Based Public Policy
Special Topics in Public Policy
Urban Policy and Metropolitan Governance b
Bureaucracy and Public Policy c
Policy Analysis III: Identifying and Developing Alternatives d
Special Topics in Public Policy
Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
Researching the City
Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Visualization I e
Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Visualization II f
Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Visualization g
Topics in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization h
Mapping the Urban: Cartography and its Alternatives
Analyzing the City
Mapping, Data, and Geographic Information Systems
Visualizing the City: Methods and Tools for Representing the City
Urban Policy Analysis Methods i
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems I
Total Hours12