Public Policy / Bachelor of Science
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 39
The Public Policy major is offered through the Political Science Department. This is an interdisciplinary major in which students take a core of mostly Political Science courses and select electives based on their career interests: Environmental Policy; Gender, Sexuality, and the Family; International and Foreign Policy; Society and the Legal System; and Transportation Policy. Students preparing for careers in government, law, non-profits, or business learn about how the public policy-making process works at the local, state, national, and international levels of government. All Public Policy majors take an internship in their senior year.
Majors in Public Policy may not double major or minor in Political Science.
I. Core Courses (21)
III. Electives (12)
Students may select any courses from any policy area. Nonetheless, students are encouraged to select an area of study appropriate for their career paths.
A. Environmental Policy
B. Gender, Sexuality, and the Family
C. International and Foreign Policy
D. Society and the Legal System
E. Transportation Policy
IV. Advanced Writing Requirement
The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
II. Program Electives (6)
Choose 2 courses from the following: