The Public Policy Major supports the College’s mission “to educate its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions, and to support faculty and student scholarship that contribute to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues.”
The major facilitates student mastery of the analytical tools, written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of governmental process required for professional and academic work in public policy. The major takes an interdisciplinary approach to policy that melds concepts from economics and political science. It emphasizes experiential learning through internships and faculty-supervised projects for real-world clients via the Policy Lab course. The major builds the interdisciplinary skill profile necessary to compete and succeed in the competitive public policy job market, and also helps prepare students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in public policy.
Primary Contact: Professor Shanna Rose, Program Director and Advisor