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
- A research project.
Those programs with a study abroad component offer a variety of field practicums. Click here for more information about this program.
Yes, you can double major:
- You can complete one major, two majors, or one major and one minor.
- You can only double count two courses between any two majors or a major and a minor. That means that if you pursue PPA and an East Asian Studies major, a maximum of two courses between these two majors can overlap.
- A number of double majors may not be allowed. Check with your faculty advisor or Ann Powers to ensure your double major is allowed.
- Double majoring can affect your ability to graduate on time; you will need to map out your schedule carefully to ensure you can complete two majors in four years
Students who wish to participate in an honors program will apply to the Political Science honors program.