The Department of Political Science (POL), in collaboration with other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), offers a minor in Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Aid (DRHA). Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in each course and an overall GPA of 2.0 to complete the DRHA minor. Any questions related to requirements should be directed to the Program Director and/or POL Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Curriculum Requirements 

Required Introductory Course3
Complete at least 1 of the following:
Introduction to American National Government
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Required Public Administration and Policy Course3
Complete at least 1 of the following:
Politics of the Administrative Process
Introduction to Public Policy
Required Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance Course3
Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance
Complete at least 3 of the following:
People, Plagues, and Pandemics
People, Plagues Pandemics
Hazards and Disasters: The Nature-Society Interface
Hazards and Disasters: The Nature-Society Interface
Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Society
Resilience Economics
Global Health Response to Disasters: From Management to Recovery and Reconstruction
Disasters, Terrorism and Global Public Health
Energy Security Environmental Sustainability
Human Security: Prevention Mitigation
Civil Security Preparedness and Management
Total Credit Hours18

Other Requirements

-A minimum final grade of C- or better in all courses

-A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses

-A minimum of 9 credits must be earned in residency at the University of Miami; thus, only a maximum of 9 credits may be transferred from other institutions as eligible credits