Public Policy and Analysis Major

QTM and the Department of Political Science offer a joint major in Public Policy and Analysis (PPA).

The major in Public Policy and Analysis combines the rigor of a B.S. degree with an emphasis on topics in public policy. The purpose of this joint major is to prepare you for employment in many public policy focused data- or quantitatively-oriented fields, or for graduate study in Political Science, Law, or Public Policy. It is also suitable for those interested in interdisciplinary graduate training across the social sciences. A combination of 17 courses, totaling 51+ credit hours, is required to complete the degree.

Through a cooperative arrangement with American University in Washington, D.C., qualified PPA students may spend a semester of study in Washington. The 16-week semester in Washington includes: a two-day a week internship, a 3-day a week seminar, and a research project. Those programs with a study abroad component offer a variety of field practicums. More information about this program may be found on the Department of Political Science website.

Check out our Public Policy & Analysis Checklist for a list of required coursework. 

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