Bachelor of Arts inPublic Policy

Program Overview

Majoring in Public Policy involves the study of laws, regulations and other programs developed by governments to address complex problems. You’ll learn to think critically, understand differing interpretations and viewpoints and become a better citizen as you take 40-41 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Public Policy major will equip students with sufficient intellectual tools to prepare them for professional work in the public sector. Majors will be trained to seek positions in organizations which deal with public policy issues: government agencies, trade associations, lobbying organizations, nonprofit groups, regulatory agencies, and NGOs. This major will provide students with the factual, analytical, practical, and theoretical skills necessary for contemporary policy design, implementation, and evaluation.

Required Courses

View Public Policy required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential

You’ll also have real opportunities beyond the classroom with travel, service-learning andinternship experiences. Because we design our public policy program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in research, teaching, public relations, politics, public policy, law, journalism and related professions.

  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Community and Social Services
  • Government Agencies
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Analyst