The BA in Public Policy is a liberal arts degree, based in the social sciences, that provides a multidisciplinary lens through which to understand, analyze, and craft solutions to public problems. Our undergraduate program builds on the strengths of UMass, specifically its excellence in interdisciplinary social sciences combined with a strong history of student engagement. This major will produce students with a deep appreciation for complexity in policy-making contexts in the U.S. and abroad, equip them with the analytical skills to tackle those problems, and mentor them to become leaders and change agents in local, national, and international arenas.
The program’s introductory 100-level courses ask big questions that engage students in important current debates. Required 200-level courses provide the foundation knowledge base of the policy process, economics, and statistics. At the upper division, our courses train students in diverse methods to explore policy and management topics with topical depth. During the senior year, our majors integrate their coursework to craft policy solutions, recommend management strategies, and develop social enterprises. The senior year “capstone” projects focus on realworld issues and are action-oriented, meaning that they engage with government and nonprofit stakeholders relevant to each project.
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After your accommodation notifications are sent to your instructors, you are responsible to speak with each instructor to determine if you will take exams directly with them, or in the EPC. If you together determine the EPC, …