Public Policy

Introduction to the Major

Faculty members talk about what you can learn and what makes this major special.

Mission Statement

The Public Policy major does not necessarily adhere to any traditional disciplinary classification and it can include an politics, international relations, economics, education, law amongst other fields.

  1. By using knowledge of theories and systems and the practice of public policy, policy studies and public administration, we aim to educate students who can identify public issues on regional, national, and international levels using empirical questioning and critical thinking.
  2. We aim to educate responsible global citizens who have competent skills in addressing issues, can comprehend the processes of public policy planning, ruling, implementation and evaluation, as well as those who can acquire a broad outlook, capabilities and ethics needed in such processes.

Learning Goals

  1. By using a knowledge of theories and systems and the practice of public policy, policy studies, politics and international relations, and public administration, we aim to educate students who can identify public issues on regional, national, and international levels using empirical questioning and critical thinking.
  2. Students will develop their ability to identify public issues on the regional, national, and international levels, and cultivate practical and active thinking skills to solve actual problems.
  3. Students will acquire broad views and an understanding needed for realizing a peaceful and democratic society when dealing with public issues within autonomous communities, nations, national institutions and non-profit organizations (NPOs).
  4. For those graduates who wish to continue their education at a higher, graduate level, the Public Policy major provides a solid foundation in academic skills and knowledge necessary for further education.
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