Public Affairs/Public Policy AnalysisPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will study the systematic analysis of public policy issues in areas such as education, health, families, environment, housing and urban development, and industry. You will receive instruction in a multitude of disciplines, such as economics, history, political science, and sociology; as they relate to public decision-making and creation of the policies which affect public life. You will learn about resource allocation, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and decision modeling.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required for entry-level positions.
- A graduate degree is usually required for advancement and for working on projects in government, non-profit public service, research organizations, or teaching in college.
- Graduates with a degree in public policy analysis may find opportunities in politics, law, sociology, mediation, and labor relations.