College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Public Policy Major (BA Traditional)

The Public Policy major will equip students with sufficient intellectual tools to prepare them for professional work in the public sector. Students will be trained to seek positions in organizations which deal with public policy issues such as 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.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
America in the Global Economy: Macroeconomics (4)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
Government and Politics (4)
Introduction to Sociology (4)
Required
ECO 102America in the Global Economy: Microeconomics2
MAR 301Principles of Marketing4
POL 243Contemporary Global Problems4
POL 337Parties, Campaigns, and Elections4
PSY 380Research Methods with Statistical Applications4
PSY 490Seminar on Psychological Topics2-4
or POL 487 Readings Seminar: Topics in Political Science
SOC 451Social Psychology4
SOC 357Class and Community4
Select one of the following:12
Internship or Service Learning (12)
Internship (12)
Psychology Internship (12)
Total Credits40-42