Public Affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs

    The major in public affairs welcomes students interested in the areas of policy-making, planning, civic engagement, and advocacy working in local, state, and federal government or the nonprofit sector. 

    Coursework in public affairs encourages students to explore diverse perspectives, apply problem-solving skills, and engage in practical internship experiences that enable graduates to undertake important leadership responsibilities and challenging work in the public and nonprofit sectors. 

    Public Affairs students will:

    • Develop the perspectives, skills, and abilities necessary to make a difference in the public and nonprofit sector.
    • Learn about public policy, program evaluation, organizational leadership, financial management, and research methods.
    • Choose a policy pathway in an area of particular interest including:
      • Urban Planning
      • Nonprofit Leadership
      • International Studies (study abroad options are available)
      • or design your own policy pathway