Offered on campus
Policy Studies - Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (B.S.P.A.)
A policy studies major prepares students to analyze and assess the usefulness of existing and proposed laws. This major emphasizes critical thinking skills. Graduates often go on to law school or directly into positions in government or government relations. Students will study the policymaking process, law and public policy, performance measurement and program evaluation, government finance and budgets, managing information technology, management, leadership and ethics, history, social sciences, natural sciences, communications, and community and metropolitan development. You can also choose classes built around your specific interests, such as the environment or cities.