Public Policy Major

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
The major in public policy is interdisciplinary, integrating knowledge from business, criminal justice, economics, legal studies, and political science. The major emphasizes both theory and application in order to develop understanding of issues and policy dealing with the public/government sector and their responsibility for a relatively large range of social action. The major is designed to prepare students for positions in organizations, which deal with public policy issues: business, trade associations, private research firms, the criminal justice system, and various government agencies. In addition, it provides a solid foundation for those planning to pursue graduate or professional study in the social sciences, law or public administration.  

In addition to general College requirements, Public Policy majors must complete:

Researching the Social World
Applied Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Contemporary Public Policy
Public Policy, Economics and Politics
American Government
Seven electives, four of which must be upper-level public policy or political science courses

For more information, please contact:

Ann Marie Mires, Ph.D.
Division Chair and Assistant Professor
(508) 849-3434