Through the undergraduate programs in the Maryland School of Public Policy we provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very real issues and challenges facing policymakers in an increasingly diverse world.
The School is home to several academic and co-curricular programs and courses. The School offers minors in Sustainability Studies and Public Leadership and several undergraduate courses where students examine leadership, public policy and social justice issues in the community and state as well as engage and empower youth in community building through entrepreneurship. In our courses and programs, students are introduced to some foundational theory in the areas of leadership, community organizing, decision-making, negotiation, self-governance, and conflict resolution.
We believe that students learn best by doing. In the School, we offer programs that engage students not only in the classroom, but in the surrounding community, State and the world. Experiential learning enhances students’ ability to serve and lead and gain practical and valuable skills for the workplace. Through our Public Leadership Program in College Park Scholars, Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program, Internships, and the Intelligence Center for Academic Excellence, the School is able provide students with numerous opportunities to put theory into practice while developing their critical thinking and leadership skills.