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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy is an interdisciplinary academic program, drawing upon courses in political science, economics, sociology, statistics, and other related fields. In addition to the required 18 credit hours of foundational policy courses, students will select 12 credit hours from one of four concentration areas: economic policy, environmental policy, foreign policy, or social policy. Upon approval of the academic advisor and the department chair, the social policy concentration can be tailored to fit a student’s unique policy interest. Students will not only examine the process and outcomes of policymaking, but will also consider the ethical and moral implications of the impact that public policy decisions have on society. The Public Policy major is designed to prepare students for careers in government, advocacy, and analysis or for additional study at the graduate level or law school.

Degree Requirements (120 Cr. Hrs.)


University Core Curriculum (41 Cr. Hrs.)


University Core Curriculum (Traditional) Specified Core Course Requirements: Intercultural Inquiry: FOR LANG 112 or Higher Social Inquiry: PS 101 Quantitative Literacy: MAT 108

Public Policy Required Courses (18 Cr. Hrs.)


Students must complete the 18 credit hours of required courses listed below. In addition, students must complete 12 credit hours from one of the four concentration areas listed below.

Students Select One Concentration Area (12 Cr. Hrs.)


Economic Policy Concentration (12 Cr. Hrs.)


Environmental Policy Concentration (12 Cr. Hrs.)


Foreign Policy Concentration (12 Cr. Hrs.)


Social Policy Concentration (12 Cr. Hrs.)


General Electives (49 Cr. Hrs.)


Eight Semester Sequence


First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)


Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)


Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)


Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)


Firth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)


  • Public Policy Concentration Elective Credits Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

  • General Electives Credits Hours: 9 Cr. Hrs.

  • 3 Cr. Hrs.

Sixth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)


Seventh Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)


Eighth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)


  • Public Policy Concentration Elective Credits Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

  • General Electives Credits Hours: 10 Cr. Hrs.

  • 3 Cr. Hrs.

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