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Effectively dealing with complex policy problems requires fearlessly working across boundaries to address some of the world’s most challenging problems such as poverty, access to quality education, unemployment, immigration, terrorism and climate change, to name a few. The interdisciplinary field of public policy produces bold, innovative solutions required to foster the change we need to see.
Through rigorous coursework, the Public Policy major provides students with the analytical and decision-making skills necessary to understand complex policy problems from the local to the global level. As a PolicyTerp with a sophisticated, in-depth understanding of domestic and international problems, you will possess the values and perspectives necessary to shape sustainable solutions. The Public Policy major gives you the tools you need to
translate your passion into real change.
Through the undergraduate major, campus-wide minors and undergraduate programs in the School of Public Policy, we provide students with opportunities to immerse themselves in the very real issues and challenges facing policymakers in an increasingly diverse world. We bring real-time, real-world problems and solutions to our students, and we use our proximity to Washington DC and major international institutions to provide our students with an education unmatched anywhere.